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About Us

The raw and unedited stories straight from real business owners and entrepreneurs.

This is dedicated to all of those who have worked hard all their life running a small business and the ones who are just starting out on their own. Small businesses are considered a dying race but we refer to it as the "forgotten race" among the business world. A mom and pop shop is considered a small business who makes less than $5 million a year and has 1-11 employees.

Life is full of struggles even as a business owner. Share your story of struggle, faith and even where you stand on the "In God We Trust" issue.

Inspire others and let them know you're still here. Take the stand, I Am A Mom And Pop. Submit your stories and photos to iamamomandpop(at)

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Past Stories

Finding Happiness in Small Places

Ashley Bodi

Robert has been a business owner for over 30 years and family business has been a part of his life for as long as he can remember. He’s taught college classes, interviewed business owners across the country for Business Beware, help people start their own business while running his own but nothing could prepare him for what happened on July 21, 2012.

Robert opens up about a recent tragedy that shook their family to the core and that affected their family business at the same time. He shares what he’s learned and how you can get through the storm while also learning to lean on those around you even in your business.

Robert also shares his take on how work ethic has changed over the years and how pride can truly make everything come tumbling down in the end.

Also, check out to learn more about Robert’s daughter and his family.

Have a story you want to share? Email it to iamamomandpop(at)

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The Little Business That Could