This year, National Small Business Week runs from April 30 to May 6. Every spring since 1963 the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) sets one week aside to celebrate the 28 million small businesses that keep the U.S. economy humming along. Those celebrations include a series of events around the country where SBA honors small businesses and their owners for the huge impact they make to local communities and our national economy.
We wanted to do something special to help mark this occasion. So, every day during National Small Business Week, we’re publishing a ’round up’ post on Thrive Powered by ADP® that contains the most popular small business tips, recommendations and advice from the past year. We encourage you to check back each day on Thrive and read about how small business owners navigate challenges every day and do what they do best!
There are many reasons why small businesses deserve a special shout out. Looking at our National Employment Report data published by the ADP Research Institute®, we see some pretty amazing facts. Here are a few for starters:
- The small businesses segment accounts for more than 40 percent of overall employment in the U.S.
- During 2016, small businesses accounted for one third of overall employment growth
- Since the “Great Recession,” employment growth among small businesses has been more than two times greater than the overall market
So, how can you help celebrate National Small Business Week? It’s easy – shop small! And as you visit your local shops and stores, take a look around and think about how much they contribute to the communities where we work and live.
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