According to the US Census Bureau, a majority of U.S. businesses have fewer than five employees - which is why we're excited to join in celebrating Small Business Week this week. Every year the Small Business Administration (SBA) determines a week to celebrate and highlight small businesses, and by their definition most of Grinnell's businesses qualify as small even though locally we often recognize them as mid or large-sized businesses.
While we work to celebrate and highlight small businesses all year long, it's great to be able to highlight them locally and regionally this week. The Grinnell community wouldn't be what it is without so many amazing small businesses contributing and collaborating to build our local economy.
As you look for your next purchase or service, please consider supporting our local small businesses as you do so. It truly does make an impact on their bottom line, and our community at-large.