Silicon Valley has laid of like 100k people in the past 2 months

Smaller tech companies maybe will have an easier time finding workers, since large tech used to be funded with cheap money and their stock price was at a high multiple, unlike now.

Why has there been so few alternatives to the handful of big tech companies everyone uses but in general doesn't want to use?

Small Business Administration funds small companies. Below market capital costs. For the first time, the labor is actually there to do so, noted Zeihan.