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As a simplified baseline, the Small Business Administration uses the threshold of 500 employees as the ceiling for any business to be considered quote-unquote small. That designation alone includes 99.7% of all businesses in the US according to the census bureau. When I think of the concept of a small business, I personally am more familiar with the shops, restaurants, and organizations with less than 20 employees, companies where the owners are just as much in the weeds as the customers. Even that threshold accounts for more than 86% of all businesses in America and as of 2013, there were 13 million companies that were being run with no employees at all.

Today’s episode in our Tech ON series is a celebration of the mainstreet businesses and entrepreneurs that make our communities thrive.

Guest: Katie Gailes - Wake Technical Community College

Sponsor: Johnson Automotive Group. 

Check out Launch Wake County online for the growing township partnerships Wake Tech is developing and the check out the Wake Tech Small Business Center for more ways to get involved and the free services they provide for business owners and entrepreneurs. 

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