If you're a small business, you're in good company. Nearly all businesses (99.7%) in the U.S. have fewer than 500 workers. In fact, if you have fewer than 20 workers, you have something in common with 89% of businesses.

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Revenue-wise, we all know the breakdown is quite different -- the big firms take a big chunk of the pie despite making up such a small percentage of total businesses. It's tough to be a small business because you've got to compete with the big dogs despite having limited resources.

As a small business owner, you've got to be savvy with what you have and figure out creative ways to get more. This handy guide of top small business resources will help you find new funding, assistance, and information to give you an edge.

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