Small Businesses Are Big Contributors to Communities
by Timothy Lee, Associate Extension Specialist, UALR Lead Center
American small businesses donated about $40 billion to their communities during 2004 according to a survey by the NFIB Research Foundation. Cash contributions came from 70 percent of small-business owners, one in 10 of whom donated more than $10,000. The average cash donation was $3,600. A similar share provided in-kind contributions averaging $4,000 each.
Employees of small businesses are active too. The survey found that groups of workers in 39 percent of the companies polled volunteer on behalf of, or in the name of their employer.
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