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.

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Get involved and take a stand with your industry on issues that matter most to you. Discover online tools and learn how you can make a difference.
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.
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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

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Consumers don’t want to pay the price for swipe fees
Visa and Mastercard set the exorbitant fees that cost the average American family $1,000 each year.
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Individuals at the 2023 NRF Small Business Fly-In
Small retailers tell Congress to act on excessive swipe fees
The 2023 NRF Small Business Fly-In brought together small business owners to advocate for change.
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