This most recent info graphic from SCORE.org gathers numbers from reliable sources such as the U.S Census and The National Retail Federation. Main Street Entrepreneurs are the ones supporting local economies and generating over 44 million jobs. Still, we enjoy this type of stats because they reflect what we have known all along There is Strenght in Numbers.
Fortunately, the vast majority of American are aware that our success depends on their support, their patronage, word-of-mouth referrals and recommendations in the form of likes, tweets, reviews, etc. It is true, buying form your local shops and using services from small and emerging businesses translates into more jobs and a stronger community. I will repeat what a woman told me at a local mom and pop coffee shop ""We are here because you are here, this is our livelihood, we're not going anywhere"
To read more please visit SCORE.org Wholesale-Retail Infographic