Keepin’ It in the Family [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some of the first small businesses in America were appropriately titled “mom and pop shops,” owned and operated by families.

Centuries later, not much has changed: 90 percent of the 21 million small businesses in America are family-owned, according to the Small Business Administration. While some “mom and pop shops” expand to Wal-Mart sized proportions, others carry on the tradition of staying small and family-owned.

Today we take a look at the state of U.S. businesses, both large and small, that keep it all in the family. Click the infographic for an enlarged view.

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About Monica Appelbe

Monica Appelbe is a member of Intuit’s Small Business communications team. A Pittsburgh native, her favorite hometown restaurants are family-owned small businesses.
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great post i prefer to run my own family business than to work with others..


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