Where have all the Small Businesses gone? I am outraged that the town I grew up in (now called the City of Santa Clarita California), has allowed this to happen. As a small business owner in this community, and after seeing my original small business (a coffeehouse called Mitch’s Java ‘n Jazz) be surrounded with more than 40 national competitors in less than 10 years is sickening! The problem is only getting worse! — enjoy few clips from my social marketing pages:
I don’t want to be Mayor, believe me, I have better things to do. I am running because I no longer have a choice. I can’t sit this one out. My pro-small business agenda will blow your mind!
Call me the Dream Maker!!!!!!!!
Local Developers are the only ones who got rich when the mega-corporations came to this city. Think about it: there are a lot less locally owned businesses now. We are exporting our hard earned money to mega-corporations who outsource american jobs, screw you in the stock market, and import products from foreign manufacturers.
I bring us back to our roots. I am the Dream Maker! #MitchForMayor
The competitive playing field will be neutralized at the local level and my pro small business agenda will create the building blocks of a more sustainable future.
When I am Mayor of the City of Santa Clarita: Starbucks will pay a “shop local” City Tax! All Chains using non-local products will pay this tax! (keep the profits in the City!!) Tax items they sell with names like: ” triple, tall, skinny, sugar free, cinnamon vanilla
double pump, corporate coffee latte”
Leading the shop local revolution