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2018 Annual Business Survey (ABS) – Characteristics of Businesses

The Annual Business Survey uses the collection year in the survey name rather than a single reference year.  Therefore, the 2018 ABS covers reference year 2017.

Multiple business characteristic topics are included in the Characteristics of Businesses tables. Below are links to the data tables by the business characteristic topic. Question Description codes for the topics are in parenthesis. For more information on using the Census Bureau’s data platform, visit the data.census.gov resources page.

 

Number of Owners (OWNRNUM)

            Sector, Sex, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Years in Business

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Receipts Size of Firm

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Employment Size of Firm

 

Majority of Business Family-Owned (FAMOWN)

            Sector, Sex, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Years in Business

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Receipts Size of Firm

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Employment Size of Firm

 

Jointly Owned or Operated by Spouses (SPOUSES)

            Sector, Sex, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Years in Business

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Receipts Size of Firm

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Employment Size of Firm

 

Source(s) of Start-Up or Acquisition Capital (STRTSRCE)

            Sector, Sex, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Years in Business

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Receipts Size of Firm

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Employment Size of Firm

 

Amount of Start-up or Acquisition Capital (ACQBUSCAP)

            Sector, Sex, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Years in Business

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Receipts Size of Firm

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Employment Size of Firm

 

Amount of Funding from Owners (FUNDSRC_OWNER)

            Sector, Sex, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Years in Business

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Receipts Size of Firm

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Employment Size of Firm

 

Amount of Funding from Family, Friends or Employees (FUNDSRC_INSIDER)

            Sector, Sex, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Years in Business

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Receipts Size of Firm

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Employment Size of Firm

 

Amount of Funding from Banks or Other Financial Institutions (FUNDSRC_OUTSIDER)

            Sector, Sex, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Years in Business

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Receipts Size of Firm

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Employment Size of Firm

 

Amount of Funding from Outside Investors (FUNDSRC_INVESTOR)

            Sector, Sex, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Years in Business

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Receipts Size of Firm

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Employment Size of Firm

 

Amount of Funding from Government Grants (FUNDSRC_GRANT)

            Sector, Sex, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Years in Business

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Receipts Size of Firm

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Employment Size of Firm

 

Reasons for Avoiding Additional Financing (AVOIDFINAN)

            Sector, Sex, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Years in Business

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Receipts Size of Firm

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Employment Size of Firm

 

Business Profitability (PROFIT)

            Sector, Sex, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Years in Business

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Receipts Size of Firm

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Employment Size of Firm

 

Negative Impacts on Profitability (NEGPROFIT)

            Sector, Sex, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Years in Business

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Receipts Size of Firm

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Employment Size of Firm

 

Type(s) of Customers Categories (CUST)

            Sector, Sex, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Years in Business

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Receipts Size of Firm

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Employment Size of Firm

 

Type(s) of Workers Employed (WORKERS)

            Sector, Sex, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Years in Business

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Receipts Size of Firm

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Employment Size of Firm

 

Employer-Paid Benefits Offered (BENEFITS)

            Sector, Sex, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Years in Business

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Receipts Size of Firm

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Employment Size of Firm

 

Business Operation or Reason Ceased (CEASEOPS)

            Sector, Sex, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Years in Business

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Receipts Size of Firm

            Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Veteran Status, and Employment Size of Firm

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