According to the Small Business Association (SBA), more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, creating approximately two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.
Micro businesses are the backbone of America. Bigger businesses may get the headlines, but micro businesses – those with fewer than 10 employees – make a major impact on American communities every single day. In fact, stitched together they form the biggest workforce in the US. Micro businesses are in our community making a difference every day. Whether built from the ground up or handed down from generation to generation, micro business owners dedicate every minute of the day to their business, putting their heart and soul into their business. They are your local plumber, hairdresser, dentist and dog walker. In many cases they are sole proprietors working for themselves and by themselves. Microbusiness owners are a mighty force that while small by definition has an enormous impact on our lives and our economy.
To support our microbusiness owners and help give other micro businesses the confidence they need to follow their passions, the Industrial Development Authority of Gila County through the USDA Technical Assistance Program has partnered with Globe-Miami Times Media to bring helpful business related articles aimed at nurturing and supporting our micro business community.
To help shine a light on this hardworking, passionate group, and to recognize and reward them for those long days, friendly service and community spirit we are asking business owners, employees, customers and community members to share their stories. We want to hear first-hand what inspires them and highlight the impact these micro businesses have on our everyday lives. We will be publishing these stories, along with helpful micro business related articles through our new content hub: Globe-Miami Times Media.