Keepin' It in the Family [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Monica Appelbe on December 28, 2010

Some of the first small businesses in America were appropriately titled “mom and pop shops,” owned and operated by families.

Centuries later, not much has changed: 90 percent of the 21 million small businesses in America are family-owned, according to the Small Business Administration. While some “mom and pop shops” expand to Wal-Mart sized proportions, others carry on the tradition of staying small and family-owned.

Today we take a look at the state of U.S. businesses, both large and small, that keep it all in the family. Click the infographic for an enlarged view.

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