Most businesses start small ( small is relative) and look to expand as the years progress. With growth many decide to open several branches and enjoy great success while others may be forced to close their doors. Then they are those businesses who choose to remain small and mighty when they have reached their particular goals. In business it appears that it's not always the best thing to "go big". Being able to maintain proper control of the business, maintaining that personal touch and having greater control of your personal life are just some of the reasons why some choose to remain small. What has been your experience? If you are just starting out, is it your desire to be as big as it gets or are you happy to be a proud small business owner?