In the last four years, there have been hundreds of small business locations that have closed their doors.
You can drive through any city in the United States and you will notice signs up for rent or sale of places where previously there were businesses that were operating and providing services for the public.
They purchased goods and services they generated revenue for the cities in which they operated.
They hired employees which in turn purchase goods and services from other small business locations.
That has changed, in fact in many places it looks like a ghost town in malls that used to be full of people shopping.
It is sad to walk through a mall and feel like there is no one there but you and a few people who are standing around with nothing to do.