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Small Businesses Have a Big Impact on Communities, Economies, Philanthropy and Innovation
Source:  ·  May 7, 2012  ·  Excerpt

Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, released today an infographic detailing the big impact that small businesses have on communities, economies, philanthropy, and innovation. As a co-sponsor of National Small Business Week 2012, Paychex is honoring the importance of small businesses and the impact they have on our lives.

"Small businesses do more than provide services and products, they strengthen and shape our communities, our economy, philanthropic efforts, and innovation," said Martin Mucci, President and CEO of Paychex. "As a co-sponsor of National Small Business Week, we are proud to honor the work of America's small businesses and we look forward to continuing our role as their partner."

In honor of National Small Business Week, Paychex is collecting and sharing stories from small business owners about the positive impact they've made in their communities through philanthropy, innovation, and contributions to their local economy. Small business owners can submit their stories at

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Our take
Free resources and tools are abundant for small business and nonprofits, if you know where to look. At Compass Pointe, we work to ensure that examples like this one are made available to you to a) support decision making and b) help you understand the challenges and opportunities facing the small businesses that could serve as potential sponsors, donors or partners.

Contact Compass Pointe now for answers to these and other questions:

  • How can I gain a better understanding of the number and influence of small businesses among my consituents or donors?
  • What tools and resources are available to my organization as a small business, and how are they relevant to our operations?


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