By nature, small businesses have to operate on a local level. Building a close-knit network is thus essential for success. Small businesses gain traction from the charm they can offer, embodied by genuine connections. Their clients are seeking a more personal experience than mainstream companies offer.
Living in New York City for the summer, the entire family is learning that personal space is much smaller than it is in Texas - not only in apartments and theatre seats, but also in restaurants. More often that not, once seated for albeit a fabulous meal, you will be close to the strangers seated next to you. Very close.