- More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business.
- They create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.
- Small businesses (defined by the Chamber as fewer than 100 employees) account for 88% of our membership base.
- More than 44% of Chamber member businesses have fewer than 10 employees.
National Small Business Week: May 12-16
Tuesday, May 13, 2014on
Each year since 1963, the U.S. President has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year, that week falls on May 12-16. Small Business Week helps us make a conscious effort to stop and thank the small businesses in our communities for everything they do. For example: