"In many ways, entrepreneurs are better at innovating than large enterprises." - Phil McKinney, Chief Technology Officer for HP's Personal Systems Group.
A recent Chi Research report prepared for the Small Business Administration (SBA) confirms the breadth and impact from innovation coming from small businesses.
- Small firms produce more highly cited patents than large firms and on average, these patents are more technically important.
- Small firms produce 13 to 14 times more patents per employee than large firms.
- Small businesses are the leading creator of jobs, establishing 64 percent of new jobs over the last 15 years.
- The nation has an estimated 29.6 million small businesses, which create more than half of the private gross domestic product, according to the SBA.
This data proves that small businesses are contributing to a significant amount of innovation and making a huge impact in today's business landscape. And, to HP and AMD, that's reason to celebrate! We're proud of the continued innovation and entrepreneurial enthusiasm coming from small business owners like you - and we are especially proud to be aligned with your Meetup Group, which espouses this spirit every day.
Read Phil McKinney's full blog post called "Innovation and Entrepreneurs" on HP's Small Business blog - www.367AddisonAvenue.com - discuss and celebrate innovation, and tell HP's CTO yourself by leaving a comment on the blog about what technology you'd like to see HP develop and what really helps your business run efficiently.
Then, check out one of HP's star products specifically engineered (and innovated) with small business owners and entrepreneurs in mind - the HP ProBook 4425s Notebook PC powered by AMD, a stylish business notebook that goes wherever business takes you!.
If you have any questions about this sponsorship, just let us know by replying to this email. We'll be glad to chat!