Small Business RevolutionThe Documentary

There was no bailout for small businesses. But in the wake of the massive recession, small businesses collectively shouldered much of the burden of recovery.

With corporate jobs in short supply, where did people turn for jobs? They turned to the small business community and its inexhaustible entrepreneurial spirit. This is their story.

The Trailer

The short-form documentary showcasing the entire Small Business Revolution campaign was released in Fall 2015. The official trailer previews the stories of these small businesses.

The Mini-Documentaries

Throughout 2015, the Small Business Revolution put a spotlight on entrepreneurs across the country who exemplify the spirit of small-business success. Through photo essays and mini-documentaries, the stories of these 100 inspiring business owners have captivated viewers. Highlights of those incredible stories are below.


Defined Physique

Defined Physique

Baltimore, Md.-based small business Defined Physique is not just helping people get in shape, but helping them realize their true selves.

Their Story
Techtown

Tech Town

Step inside TechTown Detroit, a hub for innovation seeking to transform the city of Detroit through the incubation and acceleration of small business.

Their Story
Brilliant Futures

Brilliant Futures Daycare

The importance of community and the role small business plays in making a neighborhood great are driving forces for this daycare center.

Their Story
Beast

JoDonna Hall Ward

Nestled in a valley of the sprawling Navajo Country in Arizona sits the tiny town of Kayenta where JoDonna Hall Ward is working to keep the Navajo spirit, and her mother’s legacy, alive.

Their Story
Mozzeria

Mozzeria

A popular San Francisco pizzeria owned and staffed by Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees shows that communication and connection aren’t just words.

Their Story
Hiro Karate

Hiro Karate

The self-confidence and discipline learned in Hiroshi Allen’s karate classes mirror the skills business owners learn every day.

Their Story
Spirit

Spirit Reins

See what happens when children who have suffered traumas come into contact with a one-of-a-kind therapy program in central Texas.

Their Story
Bobby J

Bobby J

A husband-and-wife entertaining team keeps a successful New Orleans party band going for a quarter-century with fans spanning many generations.

Their Story
Belmont Barbershop

Belmont Barbershop

A Chicago barbershop that emphasizes old-school customer relationships and tried-and-true techniques to forge a unique identity in a crowded marketplace.

Their Story
Beast

Beast Food Truck

In Little Rock, a paleo food truck attracts attention and acclaim for its commitment to local ingredients, partners and farmers.

Their Story
Orange Moon

An Orange Moon

Take a look at a stunning Chicago vintage shop whose owners, Lynne and Ty McDaniel, led the charge to revitalize a flagging neighborhood.

Their Story
Tiny Diner

Tiny Diner

Meet a Minneapolis chef who supports and respects every employee. As the owner of eight successful restaurants, Kim Bartmann knows the rewards of entrepreneurship.

Their Story
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