One of our primary objectives at SmallBusiness.com is to discover and share information with a neutral point-of-view that helps those who own and run small businesses make better decisions throughout every day. We are constantly amazed to discover new tools and resources that contain just such information. Unfortunately, that help can often be buried deep within a government agency database or in a seemingly hidden part of a report. Thanks to the folks at the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy for making us aware of many of the data sources found on this list. 


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USDA | Wikimedia Commons

U.S. Government Business Data Sources

Key | √ = Source has small business data on this topic

1 | Demographics5 | Firm Size Data9 | Industry / Geography
2 | Employment6 | Firms / Establishments10 | Taxes
3 | Exports / International7 | Health and/or Pensions11 | Training
4 | Finance8 | Income / Sales / Expenses

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U.S. Department of Commerce | Wikimedia Commons

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Commerce / Bureau of Economic AnalysisCorporate Profits Proprietors' Income GDP
Commerce / CensusAnnual Capital Expenditures Survey
Business Dynamics Statistics
Business Expenses
County Business Patterns
Nonemployer Business Statistics
Statistics of U.S. Businesses
Survey of Business Owners
Survey of Income & Program Participation
Commerce / Int. Trade Admin.Importers and Exporters
Census & Bureau of Labor Stat.Current Population Survey

Key | √ = Source has small business data on this topic

1 | Demographics5 | Firm Size Data9 | Industry / Geography
2 | Employment6 | Firms / Establishments10 | Taxes
3 | Exports / International7 | Health and/or Pensions11 | Training
4 | Finance8 | Income / Sales / Expenses

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Federal Reserve | Wikimedia Commons

Key | √ = Source has small business data on this topic

1 | Demographics5 | Firm Size Data9 | Industry / Geography
2 | Employment6 | Firms / Establishments10 | Taxes
3 | Exports / International7 | Health and/or Pensions11 | Training
4 | Finance8 | Income / Sales / Expenses

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SBA | Wikimedia Commons

AgencyAvailable Data1234567891011
Labor / Bureau of Labor StatisticsBusiness Employment Dynamics
Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey
Survey of Employer-Provided Training
Links to Much more BLS Data
Labor / Employee Benefits Sec. Admin.Private Pension Plan Bulletin etc.
Securities & Exchange CommissionEDGAR Database of Publicly Traded Cos.
Small Business AdministrationSBA Lending Data
SBA Weekly Lending Reports
Small Business Investment Company
SBA Office of AdvocacySmall Business Research & Data
Social Security AdministrationEmployment and Pension Data
Treasury / IRS / SOIStatistics of Income

Key | √ = Source has small business data on this topic

1 | Demographics5 | Firm Size Data9 | Industry / Geography
2 | Employment6 | Firms / Establishments10 | Taxes
3 | Exports / International7 | Health and/or Pensions11 | Training
4 | Finance8 | Income / Sales / Expenses

 


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