There are over 30.2 million small businesses in the USA. As of 2018, 99.9% of US businesses are small businesses. Currently, small businesses employ more than 47.5% of the private workforce in the US and account for 1.9 million new jobs in 2017. That's not counting the 10.5% (or over 3 million) micro business who don't have any employees but support the owner. Small businesses remain a vital part of the USA's economic landscape.
Written on the blackboard of the Courtyard Cafe in Port Townsend, WA, The Courtyard Cafe
"When you buy from a Mom and Pop business, you are not buying a CEO a third vacation home.
You are helping a Mom and Dad pay rent and put food on the table.
You are helping a girl get photography lessons and a boy get a baseball glove.
Our customers are our shareholders and the ones we strive to make happy.
Thank you for supporting our small family business."