Deseret News- A. Scott Anderson: Small businesses are the heart of Utah’s economy

I want to tip my hat to those enterprising, industrious, courageous and optimistic men and women of Utah who have the moxie to put everything on the line and start a small business.

It’s not easy. Anyone creating a small business had better be a hard worker with the resilience to plow through many obstacles and challenges. Consider that in 2014, 2,850 new Utah businesses were created. But 2,112 went out of business the same year. The new startups generated 9,815 new jobs, but 6,541 jobs were lost as businesses closed their doors.

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