Small business is actually big business in the US. We are a small business in California and according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, California is home to approximately 3.7 million small businesses that employ more than 6.7 million people! Across the US more than half of us are employed by small businesses, using the definition of a small business being a company with fewer than 499 employees. Not only are small businesses big in terms of current employment, they have generated over 65% of the net new jobs since 1995! During National Small Business Week let’s all appreciate small businesses for the large impact they have on our economy!