Small businesses are really big in the U.S.
For as big and widespread as they are there are many things you probably don’t know about them.
Check out this post called “16 Surprising Statistics About Small Businesses” by Jason Nazar and learn some of these interesting statistics about small businesses…
“In the last 6 years, we’ve amassed a wealth of knowledge about the state of small business from our 38 million members and we never cease to be surprised. Here are 16 vital (and surprising) statistics we’ve uncovered about the small business landscape:
“1) The SBA defines a small business as an enterprise having fewer than 500 employees
2) There are almost 28 million small businesses in the US and over 22 million are self employed with no additional payroll or employees (these are called nonemployers)
3) Over 50% of the working population (120 million individuals) works in a small business
4) Small businesses have generated over 65% of the net new jobs since 1995″
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- Is Running A Small Business Harder Today, Than 5 Years Ago? (INFOGRAPHIC) (baybusinesshelp.com)