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The U.S. CARES Act is tremendously significant because it is the first time that proprietors were included in a U.S. Economic Stimulus package. Independent contractors and micro operations were traditionally excluded despite constituting most of all U.S. companies. McDaniel Consulting GBSFE concluded that eighty percent (80%) of the 17,205,000 U.S. businesses have fewer than 10 employees. According to March 2020 statistics provided by the NAICS Association, 69.9% of U.S. businesses have one to four employees. Another 10.5% have five to nine workers.
The same data source shows that 77.1% of all U.S. businesses earn less than $500,000 annually. Mom-and-Pop small businesses are one of the American success story engines. It's good to be recognized for the role that we play.
Syreeta V. McDaniel, MBA is a strategic writer and SME business consultant who is best known by her clients for her prowess in White Paper and Business Plan Writing as well as Gov't Contracts and Int'l Business. She enjoys making organic treats for her dogs.