a company operating in several countries.
the oil industry was entirely controlled by five multinationals”
“The definition of a small business is an independently owned and operated company that is limited in size and in revenue depending on the industry. A local bakery that employs 10 people is an example of a small business. A manufacturing facility that employees less than 500 people is an example of a small business.”
Multinationals rule the world!
I so notice the difference between small businesses and large corporations!
When I was growing up everything other than government owned businesses were small businesses.
This century my internet service provider was originally a small business and then changed to a large corporation. The customer service was so different. I went from being treated like a valued customer, to being patronised and then having to put up with some bimbo being down right nasty. So, I changed provider but it is still a large corporation ☹
The local businesses in our town are struggling. It doesn’t seem fair!
In the good old days 😛 doctors would make house calls: I realize that these days doctors are reluctant to make house calls for fear of being mugged for drugs.
This week I was speaking to a staff member of one of our local vets and complaining about the other veterinary clinic.
I had said to the staff at the ‘other vet’: “I wished that you cared more about animals than making money!” The women’s (vet’s) reply was “We have overheads!” I would have considered “We do care” as a more appropriate response.
Apparently, this vet that “has overheads” is now part of a large corporation and is not a small business.
When I joined Greenpeace in the late seventies we believed a few people could make a difference. All the environmental groups and animal liberation group that I once belonged to have become impotent bureaucracies: achieving nothing and populated by people who are just trying to be trendy.
It seems to me that zero population growth would be implemented successfully and humanely if “how much money would be lost” wasn’t a factor?
Have a great day.
I wanted to say “Be kind to one another — then realised that I was plagiarising “Ellen”.
Please show respect to all life forms and do what you can in the microcosm to make the world a better place.