Our offices are closed today and tomorrow to celebrate Thanksgiving. On this day of gratitude, we want to reflect briefly on the impact of small businesses in our communities.
- Small business create jobs: small businesses make up 99.7% of US employers and are responsible for 63% of all new job growth since 1993.
- Most of us work for a small business: over half of US workers either own or work for a small business.
- We trust them: 86% of Americans report trusting a small business “a great deal” and 30% said they trust a small business more than a big business.
This weekend, tell your neighborhood small businesses how much you appreciate them by doing some of your holiday shopping there. If you don’t have a favorite local business, find one of our borrower map. Share your favorite small businesses on our Facebook page!