The majority of all workers first entered the business world working for small businesses.
Today, 65% of all adults either are self-employed or work for businesses with fewer than five hundred employees. Although the split between those working in small companies and those working in big companies is almost even, small firms hire more frequently and fire more frequently than do big companies.
Why is this true?
At any given point in time, lots of small companies are started and some expand.
These small companies need workers and so hiring takes place. But the survival and expansion rates for small firms is poor, and so, again at any given point in time, many small businesses close or contract and workers lose their jobs. Fortunately, over time more jobs are added by small firms than are taken away, which results in a net increase in the number of workers.
A strong economy encourages individuals to start small businesses and expand existing small companies, which adds to the workforce.
A weak economy does just the opposite: discourages start-ups and expansions, which decreases the workforce through layoffs.
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