Small Business Statistics

I’m a nerd when it comes to statistics.  Imagine the person at a dinner party rambling off facts about everything from the tallest mountain in the world to the history of shoefiti while sampling the delicious homemade Chex Mix and dates wrapped in bacon. Random, but interesting, right?  Well next thing you know, YOU are the one rambling off the same information at a dinner party.  Below are some small business stats to get you started!

The Impact of Small Businesses on the Economy

  • 29.6 million small businesses in the US
  • 70% of new businesses are started by women
  • they employ over half of the country’s private sector
  • they hire 40% of high-tech workers, scientists, engineers and computer workers
  • they include 52% home-based businesses
  • they represent 97.3% of all the export of goods
  • they represent 99.7% of all employer firms

*source – SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business

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