Can I find data about small businesses?
The Census Bureau does not define "small" because the criteria can vary by intended use. However, the Census Bureau often provides size breakdowns that allow users to define "small" business for their own purposes:
The Economic Census has business-size data in American FactFinder. Tables in the Subject Series include employment-size, sales-size, and other similar data sets by establishment and firm.
Other Census Bureau data sets with size data are:
Note: Independently, the Small Business Administration's Office of Size Standards defines size standards for each NAICS industry [ PDF - 232 KB] to determine which businesses are eligible for its programs.
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