Celebrate National Small Business Week

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Celebrating National Small Business Week

What Is National Small Business Week?

What Is Small Business Week?

For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

As part of National Small Business Week, the Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others who support entrepreneurship from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. territories.

This year’s National Small Business Week, celebrated May 1-7, recognizes the resiliency and tenacity of our country's entrepreneurs, who contribute to economic growth in communities nationwide.

Upcoming Virtual Event

National Small Business Week 4-Day Virtual Summit

The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a National Small Business Week Virtual Summit May 2-5, 2022. Attend this free, virtual summit to access critical federal resources, learn new business strategies, meet other business owners and chat with industry experts! This 4-day, action-packed event will include honoring small businesses around the country, educational sessions, online business resources, and exciting speakers.

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Small Business Resources

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Small Business Data Products

  • Small Business Pulse Survey: Measures the effect of changing business conditions during the Coronavirus pandemic on our nation's small businesses.
  • County Business Patterns: Provides sub-national economic data by industry and employment size. Includes the number of establishments, employment, first quarter payroll and annual payroll.
  • Nonemployer Statistics: Provides sub-national economic data for businesses that have no paid employees and are subject to federal income tax.
  • Nonemployer Statistics by Demographics: Provides demographic characteristics for nonemployer businesses in the United States.
  • Annual Business Survey: Provides economic and demographic information for businesses and business owners, including employment and receipts size, as well as other business characteristics such as innovation.
  • Statistics of U.S. Businesses: Provide national and sub-national data on the distribution of economic data by enterprise size and industry.
  • Economic Census: Provides detailed information on all businesses, covering most industries and all geographic areas of the United States, every five years.
  • American Community Survey: The premier source of information about America's changing population, housing, and workforce.
  • Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD): Provides unique linked employer-employee data for the United States used to research and characterize workforce dynamics by industry.
  • Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS): Provide annual measures of business dynamics for the economy, aggregated by establishment and firm characteristics.
  • Experimental Business Dynamics Statistics (EXP-BDS): The Center for Economic Studies (CES) is extending the Longitudinal Business Database (LBD), by matching additional datasets from a variety of sources. CES is developing a suite of experimental Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) products using these newly linked data. These products expand and improve the LBD/BDS data infrastructure and provide additional public use information about how firm characteristics relate to employment flows.
  • 2019 Capital Expenditures for Robotic Equipment: These survey results will include national-level estimates of capital expenditures for robotic equipment by 2-digit NAICS sector and select 3-digit and 4-digit NAICS industries. The data are tabulated in the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.
  • Selected Monthly State Tax Collections: Provides data for the following sales taxes: general sales, lodging, alcoholic beverages, motor fuel, tobacco products as well as individual income and corporate income taxes. Data reported for a specific month generally represent sales taxes collected on sales made during the prior month.  
  • Veteran Employment Outcomes: Show earnings and employment outcomes for U.S. Army veterans who completed their initial term of active-duty service. Data are generated by linking veteran records provided by the U.S. Army to national administrative data on jobs from the Census Bureau. 
  • Business Formation Statistics (BFS): These statistics provide timely and high-frequency information on new business applications and formations in the United States.
  • Weekly Business Formation Statistics: In addition to releasing quarterly BFS, the Census Bureau releases weekly business application data at the national  regional, and state levels. 
  • Community Resilience Estimates: Provide an easily understood metric for how at-risk every neighborhood in the United States is to the impacts of disasters, including COVID-19.

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