TakeBackNYC Small Business Resources
The biggest challenge facing the small business community and our fight for rights has been our inability to easily connect with one another. We represent the broadest and most diverse demographic of Americans in any one single group. Yet we can't function as a single, strong group, supporting each other and representing our importance in the American economy.
To further help businesses organize and take advantage of our strength in numbers, TakeBackNYC is using Townsquared, a free private online network just for local businesses to connect, share knowledge, and translate collective power into collective action. To help us achieve the goal of connecting NYC small businesses around our fight to pass the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (#SBJSA), Townsquared has created a special discussion channel just for TakeBackNYC.
It’s time to get organized, it’s time to get connected, it’s time to TakeBackNYC!
The 28 million small businesses in America account for 54% of all U.S. sales.
Small businesses provide 55% of all jobs and 66% of all net new jobs since the 1970s.
The small business sector in America occupies 30-50% of all commercial space, an estimated 20-34 billion square feet.
Furthermore, the small business sector is growing rapidly. While corporate America has been "downsizing", the rate of small business "start-ups" has grown, and the rate for small business failures has declined.
The number of small businesses in the United States has increased 49% since 1982.