One of the things that I have done a bit has been to talk with people who run small business about their businesses. One of those businesses is Belanger’s Hardware which has been on Water street in Fitchburg since 1946.
We come to the front door and prepare to enter.
For what is pretty much a one man operation it was really jumping that morning:
Bob has been working there since he was 13. He explains the difference between himself and a Home Depot.
The best judge of a place can be their customers, Clyde was willing to talk on Camera:
He and Bob talked a bit about his issue:
And as Clyde explains there can be specific advantages to someone who has done the job since the 50′s
We close with Bob explaining what the government can and should do to help small business.
The government would be smart to listen to a man who has seen it all since before the current president was born. It’s all a question of if they will listen.