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Infographic: The Big Truth About Small Businesses and the Internet

Michelle Ricker By Michelle Ricker May 2, 2022

It’s no secret that online shopping is more popular than ever. But what might come as a shock is that small businesses (considered any company with fewer than 500 employees) account for nearly every business in the U.S. In fact, 3.7 million businesses are microbusinesses, which have just 1 to 9 employees!

It’s not all box stores and big brand names out there, folks. See how small businesses can use social media and high-speed internet to find new customers — and what makes those customers loyal.

Infographic about small businesses: There are 31.7 million small businesses in the U.S. — 99% of all businesses; 5.4 million new business applications were filed in 2021, surpassing the record set in 2020 of 4.4 million (3.5 million in 2019); Small companies create 1.5 million jobs annually and account for 64% of new jobs created in the U.S.; 53% of people say small businesses give back to their communities and gives them more purpose in their shopping habits; Roughly 67% of money spent at small businesses stays in the community; 84% of small businesses use at least one digital platform to share their products or services; 73% of small businesses use some form of social media marketing; 60% of consumers discover new products on Instagram

If you’re a small business owner, EarthLink can help. With speeds up to 5 Gigs, it’s business internet built for teams who can’t miss a moment. Plus, we offer solutions like digital marketing management, remote tech support, security packages, and more. What are you waiting for? Find out more about EarthLink Business Internet today or call one of our Internet Experts at 844-356-5249 to find the right plan for you.

Michelle Ricker

Michelle Ricker

Michelle Ricker is a Copywriter for EarthLink. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an M.A. in Communication and has more than 5 years of writing experience. She thrives on storytelling and well-placed punctuation. She currently lives and works in Atlanta.

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