Frequently Asked Questions

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How long will it take to complete the Survey of Business Owners (SBO) questionnaire?

Public reporting burden for this survey is estimated to average 10 to 12 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information.  

Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: 

  •  Paperwork Project 0607-0943, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, AMSD-3K138, Washington, DC 20233.  

You may e-mail comments to ; use "Paperwork Project 0607-0943" as the subject.  Please DO NOT RETURN your questionnaire to this address.  Use the enclosed preaddressed envelope to return your questionnaire.  

Response to this survey is not required unless the questionnaire displays a valid approval number from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OMB eight-digit number appears in the upper right corner of the report form.


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