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I recently evaluated this article as part of a class assignment. I found that it could be improved in the following ways: -Needs more citations and verification -Needs a more "worldwide" view of businesses (I'm from America but suspect there are more traditional ways to run businesses when people come from small villages and everyone in a town is like family) -The demographic heading and information is 5 years old and needs updated -Under the "Marketing" heading there seems to be a biased statement about the owners of businesses -Many of the works cited are outdated -Some points seem copied and pasted from some of the sources
What I did
I recently added new sources and information to this article for an English class. I added information to the demographics section, retailers cooperative section, cyber crime, bankruptcy and also relationship and entrepreneurship. Most of the information was added to the cyber crime section which had no information prior so it was basically like I added a whole new section. Along with this information, I added sources to back up the info I gathered for this wiki page. I also intend on going through and finding older citations that haven't been backed up to make this a better source of information. Raubsjosh (talk) 16:05, 3 April 2018 (UTC)raubsjosh
What is a small business?
The introductory paragraph says:
"In the United States, the Small Business Administration establishes small business size standards on an industry-by-industry basis, but generally specifies a small business as having fewer than 500 employees for manufacturing businesses and less than $7.5 million in annual receipts for most non-manufacturing businesses."
"By comparison, a medium-sized business or mid-sized business has fewer than 500 employees."