The small business sector is the engine that drives our economy, and for good reason. One statistic in particular stands out: 99 percent of all businesses in the United States are small. In fact, small businesses are the epitome of what makes America great. This is a good thing, considering we owe it all to our entrepreneurial citizens. Thankfully, there are organizations like the aforementioned department of commerce, as well as the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection to protect the small business owner from shady lenders, predatory landlords, and the occasional unscrupulous employee. Not to mention all the plethora of legal services and other professionals who can help a small business owner navigate the murky waters of the law. That said, the biggest challenge for small business owners is getting in, staying in, and surviving.