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Small Businesses in the United States
Annual Business Survey (ABS)
The Annual Business Survey (ABS) from the U.S. Census Bureau provides information on selected economic and demographic characteristics for businesses and business owners by sex, ethnicity, race, and veteran status.
Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS)
BDS from the U.S. Census Bureau provides annual measures of business dynamics (such as job creation and destruction, establishment births and deaths, and firm startups and shutdowns) for the economy and aggregated by establishment and firm characteristics.
Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition
Tool providing small business owners with key statistics for their business plan or to better understand their potential market. Presents statistics for a single type of business at a time.
Database originally created from National Establishment Time Series data, now using Your-economy Time Series data.
National Small Business Association Surveys and Reasearch
Includes "biannual Economic Reports which provide trending data on how small business is faring, a host of targeted surveys on items ranging from taxation to exporting" and weekly polls.
Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics
University of Michigan research program designed to enhance the scientific understanding of how people start businesses.
International Small Businesses