Business in America is a small business and business is booming right now, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers on Wednesday.
And while you can’t invest directly in the heart of America, you can invest in the enablers, the companies that make small businesses successful.
We heard about two of these companies earlier this week, Shopify (BUSINESS) – Get the report and Etsy (ETSY) – Get the report. Shopify democratizes the business and allows almost anyone to quickly set up an online store. Etsy now connects 4.7 million individual and small businesses with buyers around the world. How do these two stack up as investments? Shopify’s stocks are up 4,700% over the past year, with Etsy up 2,000% over the same period.
Then there is Square (SQ) – Get the report, the small business payment platform that is quickly becoming the perfect small business lender as the company already knows exactly how much business you’re bringing in. Square’s shares are up 2,000% over the past five years. Another trailblazer for small businesses is Wix (WIX) – Get the report and Adobe systems (ADBE) – Get the report.
Some names that you might not think of when it comes to small businesses are Ford Motor (F.) – Get the reportwhose light trucks are the workhorses of small businesses. There is also Facebook (FB) – Get the report for advertising, American Express (AXP) – Get the report and apple (AAPL) – Get the report for your favorite small business devices.
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