Competition in the small business world is an interesting thing. One may think that we hate competitors. That is not necessarily the truth. Friendly competition is always welcome. We actually like when someone chooses to take the leap and follow their dream. It is a relief to know others understand the frustrations and perspectives we hold. We wind up commiserating and becoming a family and when one of us does well, it usually means that more of us begin to pick up for the sheer fact that higher traffic equates to better exposure. And that means a higher sales potential for everyone.