Small Business

Small business

Small Business

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.

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Get involved and take a stand with your industry on issues that matter most to you. Discover online tools and learn how you can make a difference.
NRF Virtual Store Tours
This program connects members of Congress with retailers. Hosting lawmakers on store tours is the best way to share the real story of the retail industry and build relationships with leaders who make decisions that directly impact retailers.
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More resources for small businesses

Retail on Main Street SmartBrief

A subscription-only weekly digital news publication bringing retail entrepreneurs important insights and news stories to help them run their businesses, including connecting with customers, managing money, monitoring industry trends and spurring growth.

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Small Business Retail Council

The SBRC represents and is responsive to the needs and interests of local shops and provides NRF’s small business members a forum to discuss the most pressing public policy priorities.

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Latest small business stories

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Build relationships with top retail law experts through NRF
NRF offers best-in-class opportunities to learn best practices and connect with peers in the industry.
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Credit card swiping
4 things to know about the Credit Card Competition Act
Big banks and card networks still have a problem with the truth.
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Unfair swipe fees hamper hiring for small retailers
How excessive credit card fees challenge hiring needs.
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