Here at Lendio, we're all about small businesses. Whether it's your local restaurant that's been there for 50 years, or that construction company down the road that just started last month, Lendio is dedicated to helping the great American entrepreneur succeed. Small businesses have an enormous impact on the American economy. Over half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and 2 out of every 3 jobs created are created by a small business. Imagine what would happen if everybody spent this week supporting small business. Imagine the impact that would have on the economy. To start off National Small Business Week, we wanted to feature Bruges Waffles, another amazing American small business. In 2004, Pierre Vandamme took an old family recipe from his homeland of Belgium, and started a waffle cart. Today, he's opened four locations around Northern Utah. Not only has he provided for his family, he's created jobs that help support others. As you're out and about this week, take time to notice how many small businesses there are in your town. Make an effort to shop at and support these small companies, and encourage others to do the same. To see the rest of the great things we have in store for this week, you can follow our Facebook page or Twitter feed, and also follow our sister site, Faces of Main Street, a site dedicated to highlighting small business owners and their stories.