Locally-owned, Mom-and-Pop businesses have been hit hard as a result of the economic downfall, but some are finding big ways to stay afloat.
Sunnyland Furniture in Dallas has employed the same marketing technique that many other small businesses have around the country in order to survive these tough times turning their business into a roadside attraction.
Outside Sunnyland stands the unofficial worlds largest patio chair, which measures more than seven feet tall.
Chair curator Brad Schweig says having the giant piece of furniture has improved business and keeps people coming back to the store.
He says, It makes us stand out. People drive by and see the chair and stop. Then when they need furniture they remember us and come back.
Though hes received many big offers for the chair, Schweig says theyll never part with it because its what keeps Sunnyland thriving.
(Contact numbers available only to subscribing media or trial media users. You can request samples at the Wireless Flash web site.)
Copyright © 2009 Wireless Flash News Inc. All rights reserved. Wireless Flash® and FlashNews® are registered trademarks of Wireless Flash News Inc.