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Old 17th February 2005, 02:41 PM   #1
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Arrow Welcome to the "Service Nation"

Hi everyone,

I keep getting asked questions about how many small businesses are service businesses vs. manufacturing businesses.

America has become the "Service Nation."

Yet people don't believe me when I tell the numbers.

There are 5 times more small business employees in the U.S. in service businesses, than in manufacturing, construction and similar businesses combined.

My number comes from government statistics.

From what I can see on this Forum, the vast majority here are involved in service businesses.

Yet why is it that people don't seem to believe the statistics?

Did we hear too much election rhetoric about "lost manufacutring jobs"?

Or is it just too hard to believe that people can make a buck from intangible services?

I am trying to understand, and hope you will offer your insights.

Anita

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