We are also now observing National Small Business Week, a week dedicated to supporting small businesses.
We can cite a litany of facts and figures about the importance of small businesses to our economy—how small businesses provide employment for 47.3 percent of America’s workforce; how small businesses have accounted for two out of every three jobs added in the past 25 years; how 82 percent of small businesses provide on-the-job training for their employees; etc.
But everybody already knows all that. Small businesses provide so much more than mere numbers on a ledger sheet. They are the heart and soul of every community.
With scant resources, they have been hard hit by the recent pandemic. While the Payroll Protection Plan has been a godsend to some businesses struggling through these trying times, when their doors had to close and business dried up, they had little else to fall back on. And now that the pandemic seems to be reaching the endemic stage, those same businesses ...
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