For all we hear about big business and huge corporations, it’s small businesses that really drive an incredible portion of the American economy. More than 50 percent of the employed population works at a small business. Entrepreneurs and small businesses have generated more than 65 percent of net new jobs in the past two decades. And 543,000 new small businesses start each month.
More importantly, small businesses provide a way for dreamers and entrepreneurs to realize their potential and provide opportunities for communities to bond and prosper. As a leading provider of marketing services and products for small businesses, Deluxe Corporation believes that small businesses are the future of the American economy.
Deluxe has been a proud champion of small business since 1915. The company celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015 by creating the Small Business Revolution and showcasing 100 small business stories across the country through photo essays, videos and a half-hour documentary. It was a successful start to a movement Deluxe believes will bring even more attention and support to these important and inspiring entrepreneurs and employers nationwide.
In 2016, Deluxe introduced the “Small Business Revolution on Main Street,” which will award a $500,000 makeover to one small town. Two finalists will vie for the chance to win half a million dollars worth of services and support. The winning town’s transformation will be featured in an online show debuting Fall 2016 at smallbusinessrevolution.org.