In a recent interview on Barbara Weltman’s “Build Your Business” Radio Show, Anita Campbell of Small Business Trends shared some interesting statistics about small businesses.
She mentioned that roughly 79% of US companies have no employees. Yet, these same businesses, over 25 million, provide full or part time employment for their owners. So, why does “everyone insist that these types of small businesses don’t contribute to jobs?” Campbell says that they should be counted. After all, that’s 25 million people NOT in the unemployment line.
She adds that jobs aren’t everything-when measuring the impact of the smallest, small businesses. Regardless of what you think of their impact, single employee companies contribute to our economy as they buy products and purchase services. …Continue reading