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Small Business Focus


Research

  • Surveys
  • Briefs
  • Trends

Surveys

The Atlanta Fed administers a quarterly survey to businesses with fewer than 500 employees to gather information on trends in credit access and other issues relevant to small business.

2012

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Briefs

Atlanta Fed research staff provide commentary on research into small business issues. Each brief also contains a link to the research paper it summarizes as well as its abstract.

Why has the population of U.S. businesses remained predominantly young?
Neutralism and Entrepreneurship: The Structural Dynamics of Startups, Young Firms, and Job Creation
Dane Stangler and Paul Kedrosky
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
September 2010

Start-ups depend on banks more than you might think.
The Capital Structure Decisions of New Firms
Alicia M. Robb and David T. Robinson
NBER Working Paper No. 16272
August 2010

Growth among new businesses is the key driver of employment.
After Inception: How Enduring Is Job Creation by Startups?
Michael Horrell and Robert Litan
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
July 2010


Trends

Small Business Trends is a monthly summary of data from a variety of sources, including business surveys, employment patterns, and bank lending statistics.

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