Yeah, nobody can compete with Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Burger King, Lowes, Home Depot etc.. in terms of efficiency, quality, good deals. It’s like the Star Wars gang trying to fight off Darth Vader!
I mean, come on, is Joey’s Guitar Patreon (fiction) going to compete with nationally syndicated Guitar Master Class (fiction)?
However, small things can bring a sort of personal touch to business that franchises can’t. That’s the advantage. It might be the only one!