Today's LinkedIn Nugget

Near the end of #smallbusinessweek: a #LinkedIn reflection

smallbizweekI had to fit in a mention of Small Business Week that ends tomorrow.

Statistics I read (according to the Small Business Association) indicate that small businesses make up 99.7 percent of US firms and 2 out of every 3 jobs in the US.

That’s pretty significant. No, very.

I wonder if that double-counts a lawyer who owns another company that invests in real estate, or a CPA who has another business interest as part-owner of a jazz club in the night life district, or an architect who operates a business as a Saturday-night-chef-for-hire to come to your home and cook.

I wonder if that triple counts people like me with 3 businesses.

And not every business hires employees. Many solos are happy that way, and engage ad hoc experts.

Figures can be deceiving, but they do tell us one thing: small business is a force to be reckoned with.

I hope that politicians, nonprofit professionals, medical practices, retailers, e-tailers, and veterans see the benefit that LinkedIn can provide their professional pursuit(s) or budding business(es) as the economy continues to improve.

That’s all, just an optimistic view for the near-end of Small Business Week, with a LinkedIn twist.

Hear us roar.

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