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The United States labor force is built on the shoulders of small businesses. Over one-third of the workforce is employed by a firm with under 100 employees — whether that be in hospitality, food services, or startups. This number represents over 40 million employees[1], a number that with the fortune of a thriving economy, highlighted by the recent jobs report, will only continue to grow[2]. But the positivity of the jobs report doesn’t seem to be resonating with small business owners who are feeling something else entirely.

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