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Size Standards

Size Standards

What makes a small business “small”? Learn more about how size standards have been established, how they are used and what implications they might have on your business.
  • Table of Small Business Size Standards

    To help small business owners assess their small business status, SBA has established a Table of Small Business Size Standards.

  • Summary of Size Standards by Industry

    Size guidelines define the maximum size that a firm (including its affiliates) can be to qualify as a small business for most SBA programs. Learn about the common standards for a small business.

  • Use for Government Procurement

    Is your business ready to compete for government contracts? Have the size of your business evaluated by a contracting officer. Find out if your business qualifies.