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Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs

The Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (ASE) supplements the 5-year Survey of Business Owners (SBO) program and provides more timely updates on the status, nature, and scope of women-, minority-, and veteran-owned businesses for three reference years (2014 – 2016).  

Annual estimates are available on select economic and demographic characteristics of employer businesses and their owners by sector, sex, ethnicity, race, and veteran status for the nation, states, and the fifty most populous metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).

Datasets include: 

  • Company Summary.  Provides data for employer businesses by sector, sex, ethnicity, race, veteran status, years in business, receipts size of firm, and employment size of firm for the U.S., states, and the fifty most populous metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).
  • Characteristics of Businesses.  Provides data for employer firms by sector, sex, ethnicity, race, veteran status, and years in business for the U.S., states, and fifty most populous MSAs, including detailed business characteristics.
  • Characteristics of Business Owners.  Provides data for owners of respondent employer firms by sector, sex, ethnicity, race, veteran status, and years in business for the U.S., states, and top fifty most populous MSAs, including detailed owner characteristics.

 

Read more information about the ASE at www.census.gov/programs-surveys/ase/about.html.

For a complete description of the ASE methodology, please visit www.census.gov/programs-surveys/ase/technical-documentation/methodology.html.

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Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs

The 2016 ASE asked questions on selected economic and demographic characteristics for businesses and business owners by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status, and introduced a new module of questions covering banking relationships, business advice and planning, and regulations.

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