Be a Small Business Advocate

According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), nearly half of all U.S. workers are employed by small business owners.1 That means 60.6 million workers, their families, and the local economy depend on the success of small businesses.2

Under ordinary conditions, the SBA reports that the survival rate for small businesses after five years is only 48 percent and decreases significantly over time.3 In extraordinary times of economic crisis, like the one we’re facing now with the coronavirus pandemic, small businesses are hit the hardest. For Black- and immigrant-owned businesses, the chance of recovery from a natural or economic disaster is even smaller.

Your local community needs the benefit of industry expertise and timely small business resources and services to bolster economic recovery.

The Gale Business Suite answers the call, with streamlined access to business-planning tools, national and state legal forms, targeted marketing data, nearly 1,000 sample business plans, and more.  

1. U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, 2020 Small Business Profile.
2. See note 1.
3. U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, Frequently Asked Questions, October 2020.