Did you know?
There are 23 million small businesses in today's economy. These small businesses employ over 81 million people and produce annual sales in excess of $6 trillion! (Dunn & Bradford)
Shockingly, over 70% of these small business fail in the first 2 years. (The Big Picture)
The top two reasons for failure are lack of experience and insufficient capital.
Young Workers Favor Small Businesses, Small Businesses Need Young Workers
Workforce demographics are changing, generating new skills and expertise.
Gen Y’ers (age 19-34) are more entrepreneurial, less risk-adverse and want to work in small businesses.
However, they struggle finding opportunities.
– Bloomberg Business Week – 8/21/12
“The integrity of a company can be jeopardized when growth is rapid in the areas of fiscal responsibility, personnel expansion, commitment to the customers and the community at large. Courtney Perkins has the rare ability to balance a culture that was vitally important to us and successfully guide the company to surpass our financial and organizational growth goals.”
Glen Harrison & Lisa Lund
Founders of Defiance Machine