Chin up, small business owner! You’re transforming the workforce in powerful, amazing ways—and we’ve got the numbers to prove it.
More than half of all jobs created in the past 7 years belong to small businesses.
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Over 50% of the working population works in a small business—that’s 120 million people!
Small business owners are turning the work-from-home lifestyle into the new norm. 52% of all small businesses are home-based.
Though folks in their forties and fifties dominate small business ownership, more than 3 million of these businesses are owned by people over 65, and half a million are owned by young entrepreneurs under 25.
Nearly 15% of small business owners are people of color. Latina-owned businesses alone grew by over 86% between 2007 and 2012!
36% of small businesses are owned by women, and women-owned businesses raked in a collective $1.4 trillion in 2012.
Let’s not forget the vets who dive into entrepreneurship after serving in the armed forces. Just over 9% of small business owners are veterans.
Your small business is one of more than 28 million small businesses across the United States.