Each year on the 7th day of March, National Be Heard Day encourages small businesses across the country to make their presence known. The day recognizes the over 145 million small businesses in the United States as they strive to be heard over the big-business dominated noise.
Around the United States, small businesses employ approximately 47% of the workforce. Standing out amongst the crowd can be a daunting task. But small businesses are unique in many ways. Not only do they supply cutting edge services and products, but they also reinvest in small-town America and local neighborhoods in many ways. Small business owners live, work, and play in our communities. Their dollars stay in our communities. Many create custom products solving unique problems for big businesses. Not only that, they support our schools in dollars, as mentors in the classroom, and on the field as coaches.
The day supports small businesses as they stand up and grab the attention of consumers. Stand out through creative marketing, smart publicity tactics, strong visual appearance, or any of the other inventive ways of making their presence known. When small businesses thrive, so do our communities.