The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy defines a small business as an independent enterprise with less than 500 employees. Per this SBA (PDF), there are more than 27 million small businesses in the United States, with about 21 million of them classified as not having employees. This means that the vast majority of small businesses are comprised of self-employed individuals just trying to make things work. They may be full-time entrepreneurs, or they might be working on their enterprise part-time, at night, or on the weekends, when they are home from their day job.
To put it simply, there are a lot of people who are self-employed, working as their own boss, in every single imaginable industry in America. At Talking Small Biz, we celebrate these individuals who have turned away from the conventional path of working for someone else, as an employee. We want to bring their stories to you, our readers, in hopes that they inspire you to take action towards becoming an entrepreneur.
We feel that everyone should own their own business. Being your own boss brings rewards that far surpass anything that you can get from being an employee. We also feel that technology is the entrepreneur's friend, making it incredibly easy to start, and run, a successful business from the kitchen table (literally!).
Finding good, trusted sources for products and services to assist you in growing your small business can be a real problem. While the Internet is a tremendous tool, knowing where to go to find what you are looking for is a constant problem. And finding an unbiased source of reviews is an even larger problem. This is where we come in.
We created this site so that you, the entrepreneur, would have a central location for comprehensive reviews of business services you need to make your business a success. We know how exciting, and time consuming, it is to be an entrepreneur and we want to do what we can to make your journey a little easier.
Talking Small Biz is your one-stop review and comparison site for all of the business services you, the small business owner, need to compete in today's competitive business environment.
We welcome you to Talking Small Biz and hope you not only enjoy reading our entrepreneur interviews, but are also able to find the right products and services to solve whatever business need you might have.
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