Blog Post: If we don't have it, you don't need it!"
I grew up on a farm in Southern Saskatchewan where the closest General Store sold us the motto
"If we don't have it, you don't need it."
What do you think a motto like that would do to a business today???
I recently went to visit the old general store where I was welcomed by the owner and his wife who
still faithfully manage their store after 50 years. I looked around.... it really did have everything I needed.
Interesting that a business, which has sustained for 50 years consistently, has a motto that scoffs at consumerism.
So what has sustained the Old General Store?
Diligence, integrity, friendly service.
Relationships that formed over free coffee and card tables.
Such simple things.
If a store doesn't have it...... what do you do?