You've heard it from every corner: the White House, presidential debates, local chambers of commerce: Small businesses are the backbone, the engine, the glue that holds our whole economy together together. But what actually makes them so vital?
Paychex, a provider of payroll and HR services, broke down the specific contributions that small businesses make to America. Between employing 50 million people and 90 percent donating money to charity, small business is anything but "small."
Check out the other contributions small businesses make to the economy and the community with this infographic.