You will be able to deal directly with the owner, rather than some non-invested suit in a large corporation with less personal interest. Both may have the same purchasing power, but the small business owner will be easier to read, because they possess a more down to earth approach to. The business climate has become friendly enough for small business owners to come out of retirement.
The support resources are numerable and the excitement is still there for them. Many were at the top of their game when they chose the quiet life of retirement, but the energy and passion that they possess combined with the tight economic leash has re-inspired them. Know who you are dealing with, so that you both achieve success.