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Updated: Aug 23, 2019
There are 28 million small businesses across the US and they employ more than half our country’s workforce, but small business owners rarely get the recognition they deserve.
Click on the images above to see 17 of our favorite TV and movie characters you probably forgot were also small business owners.
You probably know a lot more small business owners than you think. Our mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters are small business owners. They’re our neighbors and friends, random acquaintance we pass every day on our way to work, and the people who takes care of our dogs when they’re sick.
Not many real life small business owners achieve celebrity status, but because small business owners tend to be smart, funny, and resourceful people, almost every TV show or movie features a beloved character who owns a small business. In case you missed them, we thought we’d point a few out who deserve a little extra recognition.
Know a real lovable small business owner? Share this article with them to let them know you recognize their hard work and commitment.
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Paige Smith is a Content Marketing Writer and Senior Contributing Writer at Funding Circle. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and specializes in writing about the intersection of business, finance, and tech. Paige has written for a number of B2B industry leaders, including fintech companies, small business lenders, and business credit resource sites.