If the US were 100 businesses…

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Small businesses…

  • …make up 99.6% of businesses in the US,
  • contribute 46% of the US’s GDP,
  • and employ 48.5% of the US workforce.
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If the US were 100 businesses…

Ownership Number
Women 28
Men 72
Location Number
California 12
New York 8
Florida 7
Texas 7
Illinois 4
Pennsylvania 4
Georgia 3
Michigan 3
New Jersey 3
North Carolina 3
Ohio 3
Virginia 3
Arizona 2
Colorado 2
Indiana 2
Maryland 2
Massachusetts 2
Minnesota 2
Missouri 2
Tennessee 2
Washington 2
Wisconsin 2
Oregon 2
Alabama 1
Arkansas 1
Connecticut 1
Idaho 1
Iowa 1
Kansas 1
Kentucky 1
Louisiana 1
Maine 1
Mississippi 1
Montana 1
Nebraska 1
Nevada 1
New Hampshire 1
New Mexico 1
Oklahoma 1
South Carolina 1
Utah 1
Alaska 0
Delaware 0
Hawaii 0
North Dakota 0
Rhode Island 0
South Dakota 0
Vermont 0
West Virginia 0
Wyoming 0
Industry Number
Professional, scientific, & technical 16
Construction 14
Health care & social assistance 14
Other services (except public administration) 14
Accommodation & food 10
Wholesale trade 7
Administrative support & waste management 7
Real estate 6
Finance & insurance 5
Education 2
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 2
Information technology & services 2
Management of companies & enterprises 1
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 0
Mining, quarrying, & oil & gas extraction 0
Utilities 0
Age of business Number
Less than 1 year old 7
1 to 5 years old 25
6 to 10 years old 15
10 or more years old 53
Turnover Number
Less than $100k 22
$100k - $1m 55
$1m - $10m 21
$10m or more 2
Number of employees Number
Fewer than 5 employees 62
5 - 9 employees 17
10 - 19 employees 10
20 employees or more 11

Sources

Notes

Statistics for the ‘100 businesses’ breakdowns are based on data for registered employer businesses only. This data was not available for nonemployer businesses.

Statistics about the contribution of small businesses to the economy on the final page are based on both registered employer businesses and nonemployer businesses that aren’t subject to federal tax. This data was not available for registered employer businesses only.

Small businesses in the US are defined as businesses that have up to and including 500 employees.

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