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Research and Statistics
Part of Advocacy’s mission is to conduct, sponsor, and promote economic research that provides an environment for small business growth. Follow the links and information below for additional data.
- Frequently Asked Questions about Small Business Finance This document sketches the ecosystem or life-cycle of small business financing. The FAQ format allows users to browse through topics and learn about specific issues. The financial needs of small businesses, which include start-ups, ...
- Frequently Asked Questions Answers to basic and frequently asked questions about small business.
- State Economic Profiles The Office of Advocacy’s Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories supply data on small businesses in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The publication also provides national-level data and limited data on ...
- Firm Size Data Statistics of U.S. Businesses, Business Dynamics Statistics, Business Employment Dynamics, and Nonemployer Statistics. To view archived data on small businesses, please visit our archive site.
- Quarterly Indicators
- Research IssuesPart of Advocacy’s mission is to conduct, sponsor, and promote economic research that provides an environment for small business growth. This page lists Advocacy research published since 2008. To find research on a specific topic, choose a ...
The SBA Office of Advocacy held a symposium called "Small Business Capital Crunch: Debt and Equity" on September 15 at the Senate Visitors Center. Click on the url above to read about it.
A previous Advocacy-funded study from Corporate Research Board, High-Impact Firms: Gazelles Revisited, found that fast-growing or high-impact companies were a main contributor to new jobs. In light of the current need for a growing labor market, a natural question is how the deteriorating economy of 2008 affected high-impact companies and their jobs. This study picks up where the previous one left off, and it addresses such additional questions as the gender of the owners and the financial condition of high-impact companies.
Advocacy’s Small Business Data Resources is a listing of online databases by federal agency or private sector source and topic. The listed databases are hotlinked to their websites and keyed to the small-business-related topics on which they provide information.
The Office of Advocacy seeks researchers, to perform economic research via a request for quotations (RFQ's). These RFQ’s are for competitive contracts and are not research grants. The proposal solicitations and synopses are listed ...
Periodically, we present these one-pagers to focus on one specific small business issue. These Facts enable small business champions and others to better understand the plight of small businesses.