In the UK, small businesses account for 99,3% of the private economy and over 50% of the working population in the US works in a small business. Many small businesses join a retail association for support, advice and discounts on important products and services
Turns out, small businesses are not that small after all. And their number is growing. Last year, the Telegraph reported that 80 new companies are being born every hour in the UK. The statistics are not surprising considering how information sharing technologies have revolutionised the business sector.
Marketing a business for example has become a lot more affordable. No need for an expensive ad agency anymore, if you can share your story and engage consumers from the privacy of your Facebook and Instagram account.
Today, you can easily access all the information you need to start your own business, provided you know where to look for it. Small business blogs have become founts of useful knowledge and practical advice. With most of them being run by successful business professionals and business owners, the insights they offer should not be underestimated.
Support for small businesses is now more important than ever.