Advocacy’s most requested publication, Frequently Asked Questions About Small Business, gathers dozens of the latest statistics about America’s small business in one place. The FAQ is updated annually, and it’s a convenient place to confirm facts like the total number of small businesses, their share of employment and net new jobs, plus starts, closures, and overall contribution to the U.S. economy.
Frequently Asked Questions About Small Business Finance is an eight-page pamphlet that illustrates the financial ecosystem. The financial ecosystem is the full range of resources that firms access to survive and grow—from mom-and-pops, on the one hand, to high-tech startups, on the other. The Finance FAQ sketches this full range of debt, equity, and other sources. And it provides data breakouts by industry, demographic group, the businesses’ stage of life (startup or expansion), and business size. It illustrates recent and longer-term trends in lending and equity markets.