Some interesting findings and recommendations:
- Small firms represent 99.7% of all employer firms and have generated 60% to 80% of net jobs annually over the last decade.
- We're all used to the idea that the United States is number one. It's been that way for a long time and we don't expect it to change. The fact is, we've got competition and they are eager to eat our lunch.
- We've been served a wakeup call. Now we have to answer it, while there's still time left on the clock.
- This problem has its root in the North American way of doing business: focusing on the short term, the next quarter, to the exclusion of long-range planning.