Small businesses are America’s backbone and the key building blocks for the economy and our society. They account for 99.7 percent of all businesses in America
and employ about half of the private sector workforce, paying 42 percent
of all payroll. Here, Teresa Coaxum, Office of Advocacy’s regional advocate for New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, talks about barriers, best practices and big ideas.
In a world where you can crowdfund even your craziest idea and then build it yourself with a desktop 3-D printer, some of the hottest new gadgets, devices and technologies are coming from garage inventors.