Tuesday, March 13, 2012
[IWS] SBA: SMALL BUSINESS DATA RESOURCES (Research Tool) [13 March 2012]
IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Office of Advocacy
SMALL BUSINESS DATA RESOURCES [13 March 2012]
(full-text, 2 pages)
The tool lists online databases by federal agency or private sector source, hyperlinks the listings to their websites, and keys them to the small-business-related topics on which they provide information—all in two one-page summaries. The databases listed provide a wealth of information from federal government agencies, as well as nongovernment private sector, university, nonprofit, international, and other sources. Key topics include demographics, employment, exports, finance, firm size data, firms and establishments, health care, income and sales, pension coverage, taxes, and training. Small Business Data Resources is an invaluable tool for researchers, policymakers, small business trade associations, and members of the media interested in small businesses’ role in the economy.
Although the list includes many of the most widely used data resources, Advocacy notes that inclusion of any specific database on the list does not constitute an endorsement by the Office of Advocacy or the Small Business Administration.
This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.