Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) During the latest recession, local businesses found it hard to keep their doors open.
But in the years since... Business is booming.
Joey Martin for Idaho’s First News tells us about one local shop that is moving up in the world.
Businesses like the Coffee Shop and Lunchbox Deli make a significant impact on the local economy.
For shops like this, the steady stream of business has made it possible to move up in the world.
And has also created a boom for the local economy.
"When Businesses have to more up to a larger location or better location because they're being successful... that's great for all of us."
The idea of owning and operating your own business in America can be a major gamble.
For Mo Black... She rolled the dice, and in the end... Hit the jackpot.
So how does she feel now?
"You know... happy, a little tired. We do work quite a bit. We work about 7 days a week, but it's a wonderful thing because we give back and our customers support us 100% and so it all makes it worth wild in the end. But I feel very grateful that are able to do this and be successful."
Said Mo Black, Owner of the Coffee Shop and Lunchbox Deli.
Black is the owner of the Coffee Shop and Lunchbox Deli on the corner of Kimberly Road and Blue Lakes South.
Since opening... Business has been good...
And now she's looking to expand and move into a new location.
"Next we are opening another little drive–thru. It’s going to be over on south Washington. There's Rosa's laundry mat over there and were going to be right inside that building. And our goal is to have another drive–thru coffee shack by the end of next year."
Shawn Barigar president of the Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce says local businesses like Black's have taken off in the past few months.
"Over the course of the last several months we've really seen a lot of positive activity in the economy related to local business. We've seen almost 2–dozen businesses open in the Historic Downtown area, we've seen an increase in commercial construction on in town. That's all positive, that means things are improving... the economy is growing."
Said Shawn Barigar from the Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce.
Making an impact to the local economy and paying off big in the end.
Black says that if anyone is interested in starting their own local business.
First know your customer base, is it something your area really needs.
And second, make sure you have the time and energy to put into it to make it the best business possible.