Small Business Survey

The Small Business Survey reports information about the business performance, financing needs and choices, and borrowing experiences of businesses with fewer than 500 employees.

The scope and range of the survey has changed over the years. You can view the latest and previous reports in the lists shown below.


Small Business Credit Survey

The latest survey is a collaboration among seven Federal Reserve Banks: Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, and St. Louis.

A report on non-employer firms will be released later in 2016.


Joint Small Business Credit Survey

The 2014 survey was a joint effort with the New York, Cleveland, and Philadelphia Federal Reserve Banks. It included responses from both employer and non-employer firms from much of the Eastern United States.


Small Business Survey

From 2010 through the first quarter of 2014, the Atlanta Fed administered a twice-yearly survey to businesses with fewer than 500 employees to gather information on trends in credit access and other issues relevant to small business. These surveys are archived below.