If you're living in the Austin area, it's pretty hard to ignore the influence and strong presence of small, local businesses. It seems that most streets in Austin have at least a few clothing stores, restaurants, or music shops that are unique and entirely their own.
Small businesses obviously aren't a new development and they're prevalent all across the U.S., but after looking at today's infographic I was surprised to learn just how prevalent (and influential) small businesses today are.
Some of the most interesting information I found was the fact that 20 million Americans are employed by businesses with less than 20 employees; that's quite a few people.
For more information on the large presence of small businesses today refer to the infographic below. [Via]