When you hear of the word business you would probably think of certain brands and companies you interact with everyday like Walmart, Apple, Google etc. These are considered big businesses. These are companies that employ thousands of people all across the country. If they decide to set up a shop, they can provide hundreds of jobs to local communities. But unfortunately big businesses are often vulnerable to changing market conditions and economic cycles which can lead to widespread job loss or even recession. If big businesses post a big risk, should communities look to them for stability? What if small business more than big business holds the future for economic growth.
Small business includes companies with anywhere from 1-500 employees. Don’t let the numbers fool you. Small business is more important than you think. Most American businesses are small businesses. Small business makes up 99.7% of all US employer firms. Businesses less than 20 workers make up 89.6%. These businesses pull their way up to the market. The 28 million small businesses in America account for 55% of all U.S sales. Small businesses is also crucial for job creation. Since the 1970’s, small businesses have provided 55% of all jobs. In the 1990’s, while big businesses have eliminated more than 4 million hobs, small businesses have added 8 million jobs. It’s clear that small businesses has a big impact on the economy.