Simply put, YES! This is what needs to happen to bring the US economy back, returning to our roots. Back to the time when smaller enterprising business' had equal opportunities to contribute their expertise to their local communities by offering service AND goods with a smile and everybody knew who you were.
The internet is the key to gaining back this control by small business' getting a piece of the action NOW, before it is too late. From there, it will blossom. As small businesses acquire more and more market control by forming alliances together, interacting, socializing, and giving personalized service to their communities, corporate America will see their shares dwindle little by little and the small businesses will see a rise. Local businesses can advertise online, targeting their local followings and get their customers back across the thresholds of their brick and mortar businesses again. There will be a meeting place in the middle between corporate America and small business, which will provide a more equal share of our nations wealth to all. As this wealth becomes more evenly distributed, jobs will come back! We will all want to better educate and hire our own and the improved economy will allow for it.
This will not effect our industrial, manufacturers, and distributing sectors of business because "local" businesses will still have a need for their goods and resources to offer and conduct their business.
This is just a small-town country girl's opinion here. But hey, I do have the right to my own opinion and to express it freely, as long as we continue to live in a country that believes in "Liberty and Freedom for ALL"!