A place for "small" in the business ecosystem

From the coronavirus shutdowns to the effects of a few protests-turned-riots over the summer, numerous events in the last year have highlighted the number of small businesses in the United States—and the unique hurdles they face. As we all benefit from the large-scale offerings of big businesses, it’s important to look at how small businesses fit into the picture.

What specific value do small businesses bring to the table? In this throwback editorial for South Carolina Manufacturing, Paul Kumler, president of KTM Solutions, examines the contributions small businesses make to the business ecosystem, using the specific example of the aerospace industry in South Carolina.