National Small Business Week, established in 1963 to celebrate and recognize America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners, starts May 4. According to the SBA, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, creating approximately two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

Within the small business landscape is a mighty force that while small by definition has an enormous impact on our lives and our economy. Micro businesses have 10 or fewer employees and are in your community making a difference everyday. Whether built from the ground up or handed down from generation to generation, micro business owners put their heart and soul into their business. They are your local plumber, hairdresser, dentist and dog walker. In many cases they are sole proprietors working for themselves and by themselves.

Micro business owners dedicate every minute of the day to their business. Because many of them don’t operate out of a physical store or office, they can often fall under the radar. To help shine a light on this hardworking, passionate group, Vistaprint has launched Magnify Micro Business to recognize and reward them for those long days, friendly service and community spirit.

We are asking business owners, employees, customers and community members to share their stories. We want to hear first-hand what inspires them and highlight the impact these micro businesses have on our everyday lives. We will be publishing these stories, along with helpful micro business related articles through our new content hub,

To share your story, and help give other micro businesses the confidence they need to follow their passions, visit and become a part of #MagnifyMicroBiz. From time to time, we’ll even do something special for select businesses to show our appreciation.

About the Author(s)

Bridget O'Brien

Bridget O’Brien is Vice President of Marketing Communications at Vistaprint where she is responsible for all aspects of the company’s brand strategy and external communications. This includes establishing an integrated marketing strategy for the business across multiple mediums.​ | @Vistaprint​ | More from Bridget

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