The overwhelming majority of retailers are small businesses, with more than 98 percent of all retail companies employing fewer than 50 people. Read the latest news to see how small retailers contribute to their communities and the economy and browse resources for small businesses.
NRF’s 2018 Small Business Owners’ Survey, conducted by GfK, provides a look into this important segment of retail. Explore the data, including:
- Demographic breakdown of small retailers
- Ecommerce presence
- Employee demographics
- Optimism about the future and sentiment about the business environment
- Cost to hire
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More resources for small businesses
Especially for small business retailers and entrepreneurs, NRF’s Retail on Mainstreet SmartBrief is a summary of important insights and news stories on connecting with customers, managing money, monitoring industry trends and spurring growth. Sign up for this free weekly email resource.
The Retail Industry Buying Guide is the industry’s premier source for products and services used in retail operations. Published in the December issue of STORES Magazine, it indexes products by category and by company.