05-21-2012 02:03 PM
I found this amazing article last week while I was perusing Google Search for anything on Small Business Week to share with you. And let me tell you, I feel exactly the same as Rhonda Abrams from USA Today. We should celebrate Small Business every day, not just for one week out of the year. We don’t need a special week to tell you how invaluable you are. I’m sure you don’t need convincing as to what you contribute to the economy, but I want to share some figures that Rhonda shared in her post.
Per the Census Bureau there are:
- 6 million employees of companies with 1-4 employees
- 6.9 million employees of companies with 5-9 employees
- 8.5 million employees of companies with 10-19 employees
- 21 million businesses with no employees
These numbers show how many people are not in unemployment lines because of small businesses.
I wanted to take this moment to thank you for all that you do, for improving your local community, and keeping food on people’s tables. You make a huge difference in our world!
To read Rhonda’s full article, check out “Strategies: Smallest of businesses can have a huge impact”
*Image Courtesy of discoverhometown.com