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How Amazon Transformed the Face of Traditional Publishing

How Amazon Transformed the Face of Traditional Publishing

  Amazon opened its virtual doors in 1995, promoting itself as “Earth’s Biggest Bookstore." Selling books online was a new concept that took a while to catch on with the public, but it proved to be a winning strategy. By 1997, Amazon's book selection comprised...

Netflix: How a Scrappy Startup Knocked out the Competition

Netflix: How a Scrappy Startup Knocked out the Competition

  In 1998, the video rental business was booming. The industry was born out of the fact that not all consumers wanted to own or pay for VHS tapes they would only watch once. While many corner-store video rental businesses existed, Blockbuster had risen to the top...

Infographic: Domino’s The Pizza King

Infographic: Domino’s The Pizza King

This infographic was based on the article, "Domino's: King of the Pizza Game." It is pretty clear that hands down, Domino’s is dominating the pizza game. Running way ahead of Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, and Papa Murphy’s, Domino’s has inched its way to the top by becoming...

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Small Businesses In 2019: Growth, Statistics, And More


30.2 million small businesses keep the economy going strong. Small business owners face unique challenges, and long-term success is somewhat unpredictable.

As of 2019, small business trends show that business growth is steady. Thorough planning and knowledge of small business trends can help owners boost their chances of success.

If you’re an aspiring small business owner, you should stay up-to-date on these trends. The compilation of 13 statistics below gives an insight into small business finances, success, failures, and more.


1. Small businesses account for nearly ½ of private-sector employment.


For several years, small businesses have employed about ½  of the U.S. workforce. Reports from the Small Business Administration show that:

  • In 2017, small businesses accounted for 47.5% of private-sector employees.
  • In 2012, small businesses accounted for 49.2% of private-sector employment.
  • In 2014, small businesses employed 48.3% of private-sector employees.

There have been minor fluctuations in this trend based on this data. Despite the small decline, small businesses accounted for the employment of 58.9 million people in 2017.

A Message From Our Editor

This blog has been a long-time obsession of mine. The team at Alabrava strives to bring cream-of-the-crop articles on business, investment, tech, and finance to our readers.  Call it  a desire to be the best and challenge the status quo, but we want our readers to feel satisfied with our content. No fillers or fluff, just rich and in-depth articles with meaty substance.  

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Greg Dodson

Editor in Chief