Small businesses are the life blood of our economy. Firms with less than 500 employees must grow in order to move us into a recovery. However, the facts are not supporting that this is happening. Based on this article, "Small Business Share of Economy, Job Growth Stinks", there is a graphical display of how jobs and small business is not improving in this economy. The small business' output of the GDP has dropped precipitously since 2009. This trend must reverse course to help the United States back to recovery.