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REPORT: THE STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN AMERICA 


In the U.S., existing small businesses comprise 99% of all employer firms, employ nearly half of the workforce, and account for more than 60% of the private sector’s net new jobs.

The purpose of The State of Small Business in America, a new report by Babson College, is to advance knowledge and ideas for fostering a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem that best supports ongoing small business growth and job creation in America. Small businesses that are explicitly intent on growing offer a critical perspective on the relationship between the U.S. business landscape and business growth. This report summarizes insights collected through a survey administered to over 1,800 small business owners across the country, and examines challenges and opportunities facing established small businesses around four main themes: 1) access to capital, 2) the regulatory environment, 3) workforce, and 4) technology.


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PRESS RELEASE: THE STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN AMERICA
A new report from Babson College finds US small businesses face challenges and opportunities around access to capital, the regulatory environment, workforce development and technology.
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