| May 09, 2014
Although small businesses may not always get the recognition they deserve, they have an enormous impact on our economy and daily life. Restaurants, dental offices, accounting services, and insurance agencies are just a few of the many types of small businesses that touch our lives each day.
Technology is making it easier to become an entrepreneur and turn a business idea into a reality. More than 540,000 new businesses are started each month, and this number will only increase as we continue to invest in and support small businesses!
Here are some other great facts about small businesses:
- On average it takes less than a week to start a business in the United States
- The number of small businesses in the U.S. has increased 49% since 1982
- There are about 8 million people who are employed by SMBs in the U.S.
Check out our infographic for more SMB facts, and we hope you join us in celebrating Small Business Week!