Why We Need a Collaborative Social Platform?
Quick Glance of Small Businesses in the U.S. By the Numbers
US Small Businesses by the number
- The United States Small Business Administration defines small business that has fewer than 500 employees.
- American business is overwhelmingly small business, according to the SBA there are 30.2 small businesses in the U.S., accounting for 99.9% of U.S. businesses, created 1.9 million net new jobs in 2015.
The Percentage of US Small Businesses
US Small Businesses By Employment
- U.S. small businesses employed 58.9 million people in 2015
- 78.5 Percent of small businesses are operated without any employees.
Millions of job by US Small Businesses (2015)
Small businesses without any employees
Quick Glance of
changing landscape of Digital Economy by the Numbers
of online experience begins with an online search and keywords
businesses have no online presence or marketing context for search engines
of websites do not invest in content marketing to generate online leads
of location-based mobile searches result in offline purchases
US Small Business GDP share
Web Presence & Brand Images
do not recommend a business with a Poorly designed & outdated website of the company
of the judgements on a company's credibility are made on the company's website
Challenges to small businesses
Top Digital Marketing Trends
We introduce this as a wiki-social™ project, a collaborative digital community platform to support small businesses and nonprofits.
The wiki-social means a knowledge base website, on which users collaboratively add, modify the content, work together and smarter, help each other, and create social values.
We all may have heard that small businesses are the backbone of the United States economy, the biggest employers, and job creators.
However, many small businesses are experiencing declining sales or closing their businesses.
They cite the strong force from digital marketing and e-commerce, such as Amazon, as the top causes of their declining businesses.
90% of them in the survey of 850 small businesses cite that Amazon is having a negative impact on their revenue and 81 percent said on-line leads or online sales are becoming very important to their business success.
As an indicator of the decline of local small businesses, the share of GDP contribution of small businesses has been slowly and steadily declining.
The latest technology and digitalization, such as mobile traffics, local searches, and organic searches, set the most significant trends affecting local businesses.
Unfortunately, many small businesses do not have the expertise to utilize those technologies and cannot afford to hire IT experts or digital marketing professionals to benefit from these trends.
Most of them do not have digital marketing experience to bring the lead or develop strategies to utilize their location-based niche or advantages to compete against the online giant.
78% of small businesses are operating without any employees, and 98% of small businesses have fewer than 20 employees.
We create this as a social platform, helping small businesses to build their local business with the support of their local fans and friends.