Be proud to be a small business owner. Small businesses create more than 70% of the jobs in this country and account for 52% of America’s Gross Domestic Product. Small businesses make up more than 99.7% of all employers. Small business is the most important part of the American economy. Home-based companies account for over 53 percent of the total small businesses.
And with all due respect to large businesses, small businesses are more involved with their customers. Because there’s no bureaucracy, small businesses can respond more quickly to customers needs. They get to know their customers so much better. How many people do you know at your phone company?
A small business can be started at a very low cost and on a part-time basis. Small business is also well suited to Internet marketing because it can easily serve specialized niches.
Most entrepreneurs are fiercely independent. They make their own decisions, take risks, and reap rewards. But as any small business owner can tell you, it’s not all peaches and cream. Long hours and lots of hard work are just part of it. But most small business owners wouldn’t change it for the world.
Small businesses are the backbone of America.
David Pogue produces videos and writes articles about personal tech issues. His work appears in the NY Times, PBS “Nova,” Yahoo Tech, Scientific American and more. His new article “Digitize Those Memory-Filled Cassettes before They Disintegrate subtitled Bite the bullet and have them digitized—I wish I’d done it sooner. appears in the September 1, 2016 […]Read More
Whether you use Safari, Microsoft Edge, Chrome or the old Netscape, there’s a great new browser that I think beats them all – the new Firefox Quantum. It’s surprising how good it is. You can easily send a web page to you phone. Just click “Send tab to device” and the article you are reading […]Read More