Small Business In The 20th Century

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The Small Businesses of America in the 20th Century vs. Today
Small businesses in America have existed since civilizations first settled, whether people traded goods in the place of currency, or offered services and talents for money. Over the past 100 years, the small businesses and entrepreneurs of America have evolved in ways no one could have predicted. From the invention of the internet to the sliding scale that is the American economy, small businesses have seen their times of great success and struggle alike. With the changing culture, obstacles may morph into opportunities, and, conversely, opportunities can be turned into obstacles. Small businesses today have the opportunity to use social media as a marketing tool, but have the obstacle of demand; small businesses in the early 20th century had the opportunity of demand, but had the obstacle of little marketing resources; and small businesses of both time periods had the common obstacle of economic fluctuations.
Unlike small businesses in the early 20th century, small businesses today can greatly benefit from social media platforms. Not only can businesses run their own pages online, they can pay for ads that promote their product in a unique and novel way. For example, social media can allow a smaller business to grow on their chosen platform (such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more) and increase the amount of potential customers that view their product(s) or service(s). Everyday, there are millions of things
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