Groupon Celebrates National Small Business Week by Revealing the Top 10 Best Cities for Local Businesses
It’s National Small Business Week, which is a great time to celebrate the impact local businesses, owners and employees have on our daily lives. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States––accounting for two out every three new jobs created. Whether it’s for generating economic growth and job creation or defining the unique and distinct character of our neighborhoods, this week is the perfect time for us to show how much we love these businesses, the communities they foster and the experiences they deliver.
Since we’ve worked with well over one million local merchants and generated more than $13 billion for these businesses, we decided to take a look at our sales data to see which cities were the best places for small businesses. The top 10 best cities for small businesses––meaning they sold the most local Groupons as a percentage of subscribers––are:
- Washington, D.C.
- Minneapolis/St. Paul
As the world’s largest small business ecommerce marketplace––90 percent of Groupon merchants have 20 or fewer employees and almost one-third are sole proprietors––local merchants are at the center of everything we do here at Groupon. Connecting customers with the millions of small businesses around the world––and helping build vibrant and growing communities in the process––is our core focus as a company. So whether it’s your favorite local pizza place, a relaxing spa or something fun to do on a Friday night, take a few moments this week to tell the small businesses in your community and their employees just how much they mean to you.
For more information on National Small Business Week, please visit https://www.sba.gov/nsbw/nsbw.