Why Made in America?

Why Make a Blog About Made in America?

We want to shine a spotlight on all the products and services made in America, Why because products made in the USA are not just commodities, they reflect the passion, mission, and dreams of individuals who have taken a chance to make their dreams come true. Many companies start because a person feels they can make something that is better than what is on the market or have a passion to create something or solve a problem. 

Most people don't realize the risk these people make in order to bring their ideas to market. It takes time dedication and patience to turn an idea into a viable business. It takes money, planning and a lot of trial and error and it can really test an individuals willpower. But with patience, planning and the ability to persevere, the fruit of their labor eventually takes root and people discover them and become customers. Its a long process but a rewarding one, not just in making money, but the reward to realizing the accomplishment of creating a product, a business. It is a rewarding feeling to work hard, survive the setbacks, and finalize experience the satisfaction of success.

We have a great country, and we have millions of people who take on the challenge to create something they believe will improve other's lives every day. This blog is dedicated to sharing their stories, their products and services. We hope that you will not only find these posts interesting but inspiring. We encourage you to learn more about them and support their business and maybe light the fire of entrepreneurialism inside you. 

Is Small Business Important?

According to the SBA Small Business Administration: 

Small businesses make up: 99.7 percent of U.S. employer firms
64 percent of net new private-sector jobs
49.2 percent of private-sector employment
42.9 percent of private-sector payroll
46 percent of private-sector output
43 percent of high-tech employment
98 percent of firms exporting goods
33 percent of exporting value.

How many small businesses are there? 

In 2010 there were 27.9 million small businesses, and 18,500 firms with 500 employees or more. Over three-quarters of small businesses were non-employers; this number has trended up over the past decade.

What Defines a Small Business?

The Office of Advocacy defines a small business as an independent business having fewer than 500 employees. For the small business definition by industry used in government programs and contracting, see www.sba.gov/content/small-business-size-standards.