Small Business Economy 2005, A Report to the President

Small Business Economy 2005, A Report to the President
Title:
Small Business Economy 2005, A Report to the President
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2005 The Small Business Economy: A Report to the President. Measures 6 x 9 x 0.5. 

This year’s report focuses a spotlight on the contributions and challenges of entrepreneurs in several demographic groups, namely minorities and veterans. A review of literature by Robert Fairlie pulls together the findings of a number of studies on minorities, including African Americans, Asians, and Hispanics—their involvement in entrepreneurship, including current trends, and the challenges that stand in the way of even more impressive achievements.

A report on veteran business ownership draws together a wealth of information from various studies on the topic published by the Office of Advocacy. It also reports on the results of a survey administered to a residential population of post-Korean conflict veterans and to a population of veteran business owners from all conflicts and peacetime periods.

Also featured is a report on federal and state agencies’ efforts to make regulations less burdensome for small businesses. 

 

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

CHAPTER 1 The Small Business Economy 5

Small Business in 2004 6

Measuring Microenterprise: Data on Self-employment and

Nonemployers 10

Availability of Data on Jobs and Job Change 13

Continued Growth? 14

CHAPTER 2 Small Business Financing in 2004 15

Economic and Credit Conditions in 2004 15

Bank Loans to Small Businesses 23

Lending by Finance Companies 32

Equity Borrowing 32

CHAPTER 3 Federal Procurement from Small Firms 41

Federal Procurement Policy Initiatives in 2004 41

Advocacy Procurement Studies 44

Federal Contracting with Small Firms in FY 2004 45

CHAPTER 4 Minority Entrepreneurship 59

Trends in Minority Business Ownership 61

Explanations for Racial Differences in Business Ownership 77

Explanations for Racial Differences in Business Outcomes 91

Affirmative Action Programs 93

CHAPTER 5 Entrepreneurship and Business Ownership

in the Veteran and Service-Disabled

 Veteran Community 109

The Survey 111

Residential Survey Results 113

Business Owner Survey Results 127

CHAPTER 6 A Discourse on Tax Complexity and Uncertainty

 and their Effects on Small Business 145

Complexity and Simplification 147

The Effect of Complexity on Uncertainty 153

CHAPTER 7 The Regulatory Flexibility Act: History

and Current Status of RFA Implementation 159

Overview of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Related Policy 159

Federal Agency Compliance and the Office of Advocacy’s Role 164

Model RFA Legislation for the States 170

Abbreviations 181

CHAPTER 8 Small Firms: Why Market-Driven

 Innovation Can’t Get Along without Them 183

The Specializations of Large and Small Firms in Reality 184

What Drives the Pursuit of Breakthroughs by Innovative,

Entrepreneurial Firms? 190

The Market’s Enforcement of Large-Firm Caution 196

The Bottom Line: What Entrepreneurs and

Their Small Firms Contribute 201

APPENDIX A Small Business Data 207

APPENDIX B RFA Supporting Documents 235

INDEX 251

Audience

Policymakers, members of government and governmental agencies concerned with economic growth, economists, students and teachers involved with economic studies and business programs, and members of the general public interested in starting and running small businesses and the effect of the economy on small businesses will want this reference.

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Publisher:
Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy
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Key Phrases:
  • Annual Reports, Small Business Administration
  • Small Business
  • Report of the President
  • Industrial Promotion
  • Government and Business
  • Competition
  • Corporations
SuDocs Class:
SBA 1.1/2:2005
Weight:
1.125
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Cover:
Paper
Subject Bibliography:
004 006 080 097
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
01/04/2006
Last Status Update:
06/26/2019
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