Every year since 1963, Americans have celebrated National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.
At Thumbtack, we’re proud to help hundreds of thousands of small businesses around the country find new customers every day. In the past year alone, nearly 500,000 sole proprietors and small business owners responded to 7.1 million projects submitted by 5.2 million customers on Thumbtack in almost 1,100 unique categories, ranging from handymen and housekeepers, to tutors, photographers, wedding planners and more.
In all, these small businesses have collectively generated more than $1 billion in annual business for themselves across all 50 states.
We are humbled by the work these skilled professionals do and love to champion their success. This year for Small Business Week, celebrate with us by hiring a small business in your community!