National Small Business Week 2024 

Every year, a special week is dedicated to recognizing the incredible impact of small businesses on our communities and the national economy. National Small Business Week 2024 is here from April 28 – May 4, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the passion, dedication, and innovation of the 33 million small business owners in the US. 

Importance of National Small Business Week 

They’re the friendly faces behind the counter, the innovators bringing fresh ideas to our neighborhoods, and the backbone of the American economy. Small businesses are the driving force behind our communities, so of course we need to celebrate them! National Small Business Week 2024 is dedicated to celebrating their contributions and hard work.  

national small business week 2024 infographic made by the SBA.

10 Ways to Support Small Business 2024 

National Small Business Week 2024 is a fantastic opportunity to show our local business owners’ appreciation! But let’s be honest, these entrepreneurs deserve our support year-round.  

Here are 10 impactful ways to support small businesses: 

  1. Shop Local: Prioritize small business stores for everything from clothes to groceries. 
  1. Dine Local: Eat at locally owned cafes, restaurants, and food trucks. 
  1. Spread the Love: Share positive experiences on social media and with friends! 
  1. Review It: Leave glowing reviews online to boost their visibility. 
  1. Attend Events: Show support at workshops, festivals, or product launches. 
  1. Invest Locally: Contribute directly to their growth through crowdfunding. 
  1. Hire Local: Choose local plumbers, electricians, or contractors. 
  1. Experience Local: Take a class, visit a museum, or unwind with a deep tissue massage – all at local spots! 
  1. Shop Farmers Markets: Find high-quality products and support local farmers. 
  1. Think Local First: Before buying anything, consider local options first. 

Facts About Small Businesses in the US  

  • Nearly 99.9% of businesses in the US are classified as small businesses, making up the basis of the American economy!  
  • Small businesses employ a staggering 45.9% of the entire U.S. workforce, that’s over 61.6 million people.  
  • Over 80% of small businesses are run by just one person. 
  • Small businesses generate over 70% more local economic activity per square foot compared to national chain stores. 
  • While still a gap to close, the number of female-owned businesses is growing, reaching 43.4%, showcasing a positive shift towards gender equality in entrepreneurship. 
  • By 2032, the number of U.S. jobs is projected to increase by 4.7 million. 
  • The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) reports that over 100 million new businesses are launched worldwide yearly. 
  • Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the majority of small businesses have fewer than 20 employees. 

Come Celebrate NSBW With Littleton Massage 

National Small Business Week is a time to recognize the incredible contributions of small businesses like Littleton Massage! We’re proud to be part of our community and offer a haven of mobility and wellness. Come celebrate with us and treat yourself to a membership package to help you feel your best. 

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