Tag Archives: small business

Small Business Lending: Third and Fourth Quarter 2014

Small Business Lending: Third and Fourth Quarter 2014 (PDF) Source: U.S. Small Business Administration Economic activity in the United States was stronger in the second half of 2014 compared to the first half of 2014. Favorable financial conditions, including declines in the cost of borrowing for most businesses and households, supported this growth. Small business […]

Small Business Market Update, June 2015

Small Business Market Update, June 2015 (PDF) Source: U.S. Small Business Administration Small businesses (firms with 1-499 employees) continue to add more net new jobs than large businesses (500+ employees). Through the first three quarters of 2014, small businesses added 1.4 million net new jobs (Figure 1). Firms with 1-49 employees have contributed the most […]

An Overlooked Demographic: Equally-Owned Businesses or EOBs

An Overlooked Demographic: Equally-Owned Businesses or EOBs (PDF) Source: U.S. Small Business Administration From email: Equally-owned businesses (EOBs) represent a significant share of firms, employment, and receipts. These firms are frequently overlooked in discussions about business owner demographics. To say that 30 percent of firms are female-owned suggests that the other 70 percent are owned […]

Nation Gains More than 4 Million Nonemployer Businesses Over the Last Decade, Census Bureau Reports

Nation Gains More than 4 Million Nonemployer Businesses Over the Last Decade, Census Bureau Reports Source: U.S. Census Bureau There were 23.0 million businesses without paid employees, or nonemployer businesses, in the United States in 2013, up 4.4 million from 2003 and 269,705, or 1.2 percent, from 2012, according to statistics released by the U.S. […]