Celebrate Being Small!

On May 1st, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Awards, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

There’s nothing small about being a small business. Being a small business is HUGE!  In fact 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are considered to be small businesses (defined as having fewer than 500 employees). In 2010 there were 27.9 million small businesses in the U.S. Over 75% of them don’t have employees. Wherever your business is in that mix, it is something to celebrate.

And celebrate we do! Small businesses are so important to our country and our economy that they are recognized with their own month. May is National Small Business Month. This is not something new; May 2013 is the 50th year of this well-deserved recognition.

When I went to Washington, D.C. to celebrate National Small Business Week in 2010, I learned some of the amazing things small businesses are doing. It was an inspiring week! I was humbled and honored to be the first women ever from Arizona to receive a National Enterprise Award. To view my videos and photo album from that week, click here.

Sorry for all the numbers in this post. As a virtual accountant I’m always drawn to numbers. I think they tell an interesting story and hope you do, too.

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