Cornell Clothing Company on the north side of the downtown square has been a part of Newark since 1910.

NEWARK – Opposite to what you may perhaps feel, smaller businesses are enormous business enterprise. Stats are a little bit dated but according to the Tiny Enterprise Administration (, in 2018 there had been 30.2 million little businesses in America.

And, once more according to the SBA, “Contrary to the popular opinion that the bulk of new organizations are unsuccessful for the duration of the initially calendar year, the Small Company Association has said that only 30 per cent of freshly founded enterprises are possible to are unsuccessful inside the initial two decades. Moreover, 50 % of compact enterprises are certain to endure five or far more decades, and 66 p.c would endure through the 1st ten decades.”

Interestingly, the definition of a tiny enterprise may well not be as simple as you could imagine.

“That’s a person of people matters that depends on who’s searching at it,” defined Ed Lukco, a community company consultant and economics school member at Ohio Dominican University. “For the most component, nearly anything beneath 500 staff qualifies as a tiny enterprise. Some will do it on the basis of revenues and that can be everything a lot less than $1 million to significantly less than $5 million. It just depends on who you’re conversing to.”

Outdoor seating at 1922 On The Square on North Park Place in downtown Newark. The family restaurant is just one example of the thriving small businesses in Licking County.

Jennifer McDonald, president and CEO of the Licking County Chamber of Commerce, agreed. Type of.

“I’ve in no way uncovered a real definition of little enterprise,” she reported. “However, at the Chamber we quantify a small enterprise as 1-50 workforce to qualify for our Compact Company Council. If you pull the most new NAICS code for Licking County (which is from 2017) there are 2,800 firms that slide into that classification.”