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.

Coronavirus Resources for Retailers
Resources and information for retailers on the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
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.
 
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

 
TikTok
TikTok made me buy it: Small business edition
How small business owners are utilizing the app to reach consumers.
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Women small business
2 female founders on supporting women and girls in need
Their jewelry brands focus on building community and giving back.
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Congress
The ‘worst bill in Congress’ is back
The PRO Act is bad for businesses and worse for workers while pandemic hardships continue.
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