Small Business is Big Business
Small businesses are employing more people in 2014.
|NAICS||Description – June 2014||# of Businesses||# of Businesses with 1-4 Employees|
|6211||Offices of physicians||219||150|
|5311||Lessors of real estate||639||75|
|5416||Management, scientific and technical consulting services||310||70|
|4841||General freight trucking||158||61|
|2361||Residential building construction||221||58|
|5415||Computer systems design and related services||189||56|
|6213||Offices of other health practitioners||183||52|
|5239||Other financial investment activities||330||48|
|5617||Services to buildings and dwellings||157||47|
|7225||Full-service restaurants and limited-service eating places||281||44|
|5412||Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services||128||42|
|2383||Building finishing contractors||171||40|
This chart is a high level view of Guelph’s business by size. You can see there are a small number of companies that employ hundreds of people while there are many, many more employers with fewer than 50 staff.
It is important to understand the Self-employed or ‘Indeterminate’ category in this chart. Indeterminate businesses are generally individuals who are self employed, owner/operators and contract employees. This chart clearly shows that many people working in Guelph/Wellington are taking an entrepreneurial approach to their career.