Small Business Era

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Behind every sm…

Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing. All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores – these didn’t come out of nowhere. – P.R.

  • There are about 27 million small businesses in the US and over 22 million are self employed with no additional payroll or employees.
  • Over 50% of the working population (120 million individuals) works in a small business
  • Small businesses have generated over 65% of the net new jobs since 1995
  • 52% of all small businesses are home-based
  • The fastest growing sector for freelance businesses in 2011 included auto repair shops, beauty salons and dry cleaners
  • Total revenues from nonemployers hit $989.6 billion in 2011 (up 4.1% from 2010)


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