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No one has greater incentive, responsiblity or ability to lead an economic recovery than America’s small business owners – more than 350,000 of whom are NFIB members. Therefore, lawmakers have a special obligation to ensure that public policies help spur economic growth by taking into account the unique perspective of those who are are owning and operating a small business in America.
Small businesses play a major role in the American economy:
- Represents 99% of all employer firms
- Employ about half of private-sector employees
- Generated 60% to 80% of net new jobs annually over the last decade
- Create more than half of nonfarm private gross domestic product (GDP)
Small business is the source of job creation, but economic growth will be stalled if Congress continues unchecked spending while increasing taxes and placing new mandates on America’s job creators.
Commerce Department Upwardly Revised Q3 2015 GDP
For shoppers, all might not be so merry and bright.
Last year, shoppers spent $14.3 billion at locally-owned stores and restaurants on Small Business Saturday.
The holiday shopping season is critical to many small business businesses.
When consumers take a trip to Main Street to this Saturday, they will find themselves amongst their friends and neighbors.
Small Business Saturday is the perfect chance for holiday shoppers to support their local merchants.
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