History can teach many lessons about starting and running a small business. In many ways, the history of civilization is interwoven with the history of small farms, tradesmen and merchants.

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For 315 Years, This Small Business Has Chiseled American History in Stone

The 150-Year History of the Term 'Small Business'

The 150-Year History of the Term ‘Small Business’

Until the end of the 19th century, there were few big businesses so the history of the term “small business” is less than 150 years. Today, no other phrase comes close to describing companies up to 500 employees.