My dad needed to buy a light bulb and he went to a local store this afternoon which he has been going for the past 20+ year. I would go to Ikea or a big supermarket instead. Don’t think a 20 years old would even know there is a small shop there. Eventually, less and less people will go to this shop and the owner has no choice but to close the business.
It’s less difficult to run your own businesses in the past. If you worked hard and smart enough, you would have no problem to make some money. It is getting a lot more difficult, I truly believe that now.