Our economy couldn’t run without small mom-and-pop businesses. They create economic growth and provide almost 70% of all new jobs in the country. That’s why every year on March 29 we acknowledge the more than 27 million small businesses in this country by celebrating National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day! The holiday was established by Rick and Margie Segel in honor of their parents and the successful hat shop they opened in 1939 and grew into a 10,000-square-foot, $2 million dollar clothing shop. It is a special day to appreciate the long hours, hard work, and dedication it takes to run a small business. So on March 29, head to your favorite small business to say thank you!