It’s National Small Business Week 2012, a time when we salute the businesses that make up the foundation of the American economy.
Did you know that according to statistics from 2010 from Dun & Bradstreet, there were over 23 million small businesses in the U.S. employing more than 81 million workers? (Some figures from last year suggest the number is closer to 27 million as of 2011.) And according to this article, which cites the Small Business Administration as a source, 60-80% of new jobs in this country can be attributed to small business.
We applaud small business owners, employees, and all of those organizations that work tirelessly on their behalf, such as SCORE, your area chambers of commerce, and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Read more about the events occurring during National Small Business Week in Washington DC.
Here at the Promo & Marketing Wall Blog, we like to provide articles full of helpful ideas and strategies for small business owners of all kinds, both commercial and non-profits, and for the people who work within them, like HR people, marketing folks, and more.
Here’s a roundup of some of our most popular and helpful small business resources from the last six months:
Tell us: how are you celebrating national small business week? Share in the comments.