Small Business

Small business

Small Business

The overwhelming majority of retailers are small businesses, with more than 98 percent of all retail companies employing fewer than 50 people. Read the latest news to see how small retailers contribute to their communities and the economy and browse resources for small businesses.

Coronavirus Resources for Retailers
Resources and information for retailers on the COVID-19 pandemic.
NRF Virtual Store Tours
This program connects members of Congress with retailers. Hosting lawmakers on store tours is the best way to share the real story of the retail industry and build relationships with leaders who make decisions that directly impact retailers.
More resources for small businesses

Retail on Main Street SmartBrief

A subscription-only weekly digital news publication bringing retail entrepreneurs important insights and news stories to help them run their businesses, including connecting with customers, managing money, monitoring industry trends and spurring growth.

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Small Business Retail Council

The SBRC represents and is responsive to the needs and interests of local shops and provides NRF’s small business members a forum to discuss the most pressing public policy priorities.

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Latest small business stories

Ice Cream Jubilee
How Ice Cream Jubilee plans to keep growing, scoop by scoop
D.C. entrepreneur Victoria Lai on the sweet and salty sides of owning a small business.
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small business store
Small retailers weigh in with their elected representatives
NRF Store Tours highlight conversations on sourcing and shipping, workforce development and payments processing.
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Black owned businesses
When Black-owned businesses succeed, our economy succeeds
Connecting with the Congressional Black Caucus at the Retail Advocates Town Hall.
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