Small Business Information
There is a close relationship between the economy and small businesses. Small businesses create 75 percent of the new jobs in our economy and make up more than 99.7% of all employers so we are a major contributor to the American economy. As a consequence, however, other forces that affect the economy either positively or negatively have a major effect on small businesses. Here are a series of articles about small business and its role in the economy.
The Best Places to Operate a Small Business
Which of the states is most "small business friendly" in their governement costs and regulations.
Costs of Developing a Foreign Market for a Small Business
The market and non-market barriers to exporting by small firms.
Development of Business Data
Tracking firm counts, growth, and turnover by size of firms.
Dynamics of Minority-Owned Employer Establishments,
Business closure, expansion, and contraction by the business owners' race or ethnicity, and by their state and industry.
What have been some of the challenges in the past and today.
Entrepreneurism Spurs Economic Growth
Results of a global study on Entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurs Add Vitality to the Economy
Review of a report on the economic contribution of entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship Beyond 2000
The Future of Entrepreneurship in the 21st century as seen at the turn of the century.
Financing Patterns of Small Firms
Findings from the 1998 Survey of Small Business Finance.
Home-Based Business and Government Regulation
A report on the how home-based businesses are restricted by regulations.
The Impact of Bank Consolidation on Small Business
The effects of institutional change on small business credit.
Impact of Tight Money and/or Recessions on
Research report on banking conditions and their affect on small business. The found that adverse small bank conditions are more detrimental to smaller firms.
The Importance of Angel Investing in Financing the Growth of
Research report on the role of angel investing in the entrepreneurial finance system. It provides a definition of angel investing and reviews the current state of understanding of the phenomenon.
A look at the economic outlooks for the different industry sectors in the United States.
The Jobs & Growth Tax Relief
Reconciliation Act of 2003
Fact sheet explaining the details of the act.
Minorities in Business
A demographic review of minority business ownership.
Recession and Small Business
The historical relationship of small business and recession and what that means for 2001.
Self-Employed Business Ownership Rates in the United States:
Trends in self-employed business owner demographics.
Small Business Act
The congressional act that established support for Small Business through the SBA.
Small Business Economic Indicators
Small business indicators, employment by major sector, and macroeconomic indicators by year and quarter, beginning with 2000.
The Small Business Economy
An annual review of the economic environment for small businesses. Summaries of the reports since the year 2000 are included.
The Small Business Share of GDP, 1998-2004
This study extends work previously sponsored by the Office of Advocacy to examine small businesses' contribution to GDP. It incorporates an additional level of detail made possible by the availability of data classified according to the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS).
Small Business Facts
Facts about Small Business in the United States.
Small Business in the U.S. Congress
Information about the membership and legislation of the small business committees in the U.S. Congress.
Small Business Size Regulations
The federal regulations that establish how a business is determined to be small. The SBA has the responsibility for setting these regulations.
Small Firms and Technology
Acquisitions, Inventor Movement, and Technology Transfer.
State Small Business Profiles
Small Business profiles for each state.
Taxes and Entrepreneurial Activity
An empirical investigation using longitudinal tax return data.
Women Entrepreneurs Are Key to Long-term Economic Growth
Report on the contribution of women business owners to the economy of the United States.
Women in Business
A 2006 demographic review of women's business ownership.