Intuit has partnered with Emergent Research in a report outlining the “five trends that will give small businesses a competitive edge over the next decade:”  These five trends ( World-class business infrastructure Insightful data, A growing pool of on-demand talent, Online marketplaces, Cost-effective online advertising) will help small businesses become more prominent over the next decade.

“The report also forecasts an acceleration in the growth of U.S. small businesses over the next decade, from 30 million in 2016 to over 42 million in 2026. This represents an average annual growth rate of 3.3 percent, a significant increase on the 2 percent average growth seen between 2004 and 2014, the most recent data available.”

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