If you have a small business (entities <100 employees), you are not alone!
Based on 2009 data, roughly 98% of all US businesses were small businesses. Dallas ranked 7th in the country with 135,799 small businesses; Houston 10th with 117,886. Additionally, both cities had a high number (72% of all businesses) of micro-businesses (<10 employees), with Dallas counting 97,859 and Houston noting 85,978.
If you own, or are thinking of starting a business, get involved in the small-business community! Take the time to establish a network of small-business owner connections—your peers are invaluable sources of information, solutions to problems, and new business.
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