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Retail is Small Business
The overwhelming majority of retailers are small businesses, with more than 98 percent of all retail companies employing fewer than 50 people. See how small retailers contribute to their communities and the economy: Read the latest small business news.
Especially for small business retailers and entrepreneurs, NRF's Retail on Mainstreet SmartBrief is a summary of important insights and news stories on connecting with customers, managing money, monitoring industry trends and spurring growth. Sign up for this free weekly email resource.
Since 2003, NRF has partnered with Prosper Insights & Analytics to gauge consumers’ spending intentions for holidays and milestone events throughout the year, including small business shopping during the holiday season. Additional consumer research includes demographic spotlights on Moms, Millennials, Homeowners and Hispanic consumers.
Follow @NRF on Instagram and go behind the scenes with small retail businesses like Beekman 1802 in Sharon Springs, N.Y., Mizzen+Main in Dallas, Texas, and Duluth Pack in Duluth, Minn. Check out photos and stories from small businesses across the country.
NRF supports Small Business Saturday for the same reason millions of Americans do: Main Street connects communities, empowers entrepreneurs and provides significant contributions to our nation’s economy. The holiday season is the most important time of the year for retailers. Support your local community: Shop small and check out these tips for getting your neighborhood involved.
Small businesses play a big role in the U.S. economy. NRF commissioned a survey of entrepreneurs and business owners and found that burdensome regulations are reducing the appeal of starting a business and undermining the ability of existing businesses to grow. Download the report and read more on Medium.
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