Why do small businesses stay small? I investigate creating new businesses all the time to see what kind of opportunity lies in small businesses. for example, a painting company can hire 2 painters at 20$/h to do a gig and make 1k$ for setting up the deal. Why are painting businesses still small considering they can scale that and keep on moving up? I'm asking because for the longest time I thought you need to be innovative to be successful, but it seems that one could do it from doing something as simple as painting!