Small Businesses Statistics: Entrepreneurs in the Economy
Are small businesses actually important?
Due to their job creation, small businesses have constantly been a major contributor to economic growth, even more important than big businesses. As per the SBA, in the 3 first fiscal quarters of 2014, 1.4 million new small business jobs were added to the economy and 39% were very small businesses (under 50 employees). Small businesses played a pivotal role in the country’s recession recovery. From mid-2009 to mid-2013, small businesses accounted for 60% of new jobs created.
Census Bureau, SBA and the National Small Business Association, there are plenty of small business statistics available. You can find out the stats on their failure rates, the part they play in the economy, how challenging it is to get a small business loan and much more. If you are running a small business, you will find 15 small business stats in the articles that follow, that you need to be familiar with.
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