In this infographic, Rock the Post outlines how crowdfunding is saving the US economy. Because accredited investors and bank loans are hard to obtain, small businesses are resorting to crowdfunding to raise the majority of their money. In 2010, $41.6 million contributed to startups came from friends and family. These small businesses, in turn, were responsible for creating 65% of new net jobs over the past 17 years. They represent 99.7% of all employer firms, and pay 44% of total US private payroll. As a crowdfunding website, Rock the Post provides the necessary tools for small business to be successful.