The Heat Is On

Tiny, But Mighty

  • Small businesses account for 99.7% of all United States employees.
  • Small businesses employ 54% of the nation's private work force.
  • Small businesses are responsible for 52% of all sales in the United States.
  • Small businesses contribute 50% of the country's private gross domestic product.

When it comes to keeping the U.S. economy humming, small business packs a big punch, as the figures above show.

Source: U.S. Small Business Administration

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Mo Hotta Mo Betta, P.O. Box 4136, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403,

On-Hold Plus Inc., 5820 Oberlin Dr., #203, San Diego, CA 92121,

Pepper Island Beach Inc., (412) 746-2401,

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This article was originally published in the March 1998 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: The Heat Is On.

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