Small Business Profiles

2020 to 2009

United States

The profiles information presented at this website are derived from The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy. The SBA uses several government agencies across multiple years to collect and calculate each profile published at SBA.gov.
Report
YEAR
Total of U.S.
Small Business
% of U.S.
Businesses
1-499 Employees
Small Business
1-19 Employees
Small Business
NonEmployer
Small Business
Small Business
Employment
All U.S. Private
Employment
Notes
2020
31.7 Million
31,678,432
99.9% 5,976,761 5,339,918 25,701,671 60,556,081 128,591,812 Source: 2019 2018 2017
2019
30.7 Million
30,748,033
99.9% 5,934,985 5,305,960 24,813,048 59,915,217 126,752,238 Source: 2018 2017 2016
2018
30.2 Million
30,212,670
99.9% 5,881,267 5,265,682 24,331,403 58,938,147 124,085,947 Source: 2017 2016 2015
2017
29.6 Million
29,643,319
99.9% 5,806,382 5,205,640 23,836,937 57,894,592 121,069,944 Source: 2016 2015 2014
2016
28.8 Million
28,773,992
99.7% 5,768,372 5,156,713 23,005,620 56,435,468 115,156,089 Source: 2015 2014 2013
2014
28.4 Million
28,443,856
99.7% 5,707,941 5,130,348 22,735,915 56,062,893 115,938,468 Source: 2014 2013 2012
2013
28.2 Million
28,157,833
99.7% 5,666,753 5,104,014 22,491,080 54,998,312 113,425,965 Source: 2012 2011 2010
2012
27.8 Million
27,827,900
99.7% 5,717,300 5,160,400 22,110,600 54,996,700 111,970,100 Source: 2011 2010 2009
Numbers rounded off in the SBA report
2011
26.8 Million
26,840,600
99.7% 5,749,800 5,170,800 21,090,800 56,281,500 114,509,600 Source: 2010 2009 2008
Numbers rounded off in the SBA report
2010
27.3 Million
27,263,000
99.7% 5,911,700 5,295,000 21,351,300 59,694,000 120,903,600 Source: 2009 2008 2007
Numbers rounded off in the SBA report
2009
27.7 Million
27,712,100
99.7% 6,004,100 5,377,600 21,708,000 60,223,700 119,917,200 Source: 2008 2007 2006
Numbers rounded off in the SBA report

Small Business Profiles

INDUSTRIES RANKING

Year: 2020

99.9% of all U.S. Businesses
in 2020 were Small Businesses
# INDUSTRY Total Small Businesses NonEmployer
Firms (NEF)
% of
NEF
1 to 499 Employees 1 to 19 Employees
#1 Other Services (except Public Administration) 4,435,573 3,740,305 84.3% 695,268 649,612
#2 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,343,003 3,535,071 81.4% 807,932 757,638
#3 Construction 3,194,482 2,494,089 78.1% 700,393 643,304
#4 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 3,092,859 2,784,753 90.0% 308,106 295,084
#5 Retail Trade 2,739,144 2,093,459 76.4% 645,685 589,200
#6 Health Care and Social Assistance 2,591,786 1,941,097 74.9% 650,689 561,991
#7 Administrative, Support, and Waste Management 2,487,228 2,143,437 86.2% 343,791 305,247
#8 Transportation and Warehousing 2,388,336 2,205,648 92.4% 182,688 163,167
#9 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 1,565,439 1,436,152 91.7% 129,287 112,643
#10 Finance and Insurance 968,853 732,196 75.6% 236,657 220,285
#11 Accommodation and Food Services 940,215 402,772 42.8% 537,443 413,464
#12 Educational Services 834,018 741,870 89.0% 92,148 73,163
#13 Wholesale Trade 694,170 399,261 57.5% 294,909 253,458
#14 Manufacturing 592,574 348,476 58.8% 244,098 185,612
#15 Information 428,335 349,905 81.7% 78,430 67,876
#16 Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing and Hunting 273,072 250,537 91.7% 22,535 21,184
#17 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 107,602 88,882 82.6% 18,720 15,808
#18 Utilities 19,513 13,761 70.5% 5,752 4,535

DATA RESOURCES

2020 Small Business Profile

ACS American Community Survey U.S. Census Bureau
BDM Business Employment Dynamics, BLS U.S. Department of Labor
BDS Business Dynamics Statistics U.S. Census Bureau
BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis U.S. Department of Commerce
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics U.S. Department of Labor
CES Current Employment Statistics, BLS U.S. Department of Labor
CEW Census of Employment and Wages, BLS U.S. Department of Labor
CPS Current Population Survey, BLS U.S. Department of Labor
FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation U.S. Department of Labor
FFIEC Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council A Formal Interagency Body
ITA International Trade Administration U.S. Department of Commerce
NES Nonemployer Statistics U.S. Census Bureau
SBO Survey of Business Owners .S. Census Bureau
SUSB Statistics of U.S. Businesses U.S. Census Bureau
USCTS Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts The U.S. Courts

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