Small Business Economy Report

Posted by: John Tozzi on February 12, 2009

The SBA Office of Advocacy released its annual Small Business Economy report today. (The PDF, which weighs in at 413 pages, is here.) Since this report mainly looks at data from 2007, it’s much staler than impatient reporters like myself would like. (The lead: exports were very strong 18 months ago…) That’s compounded by how quickly and dramatically things are changing.

But if it’s old data, it’s still good data, and the Advocacy office is the watchdog arm that reports directly to the president. So I’ll be digging in to see if any interesting trends come out of this report. If you’re inclined to do so as well, let us know what jumps out to you.

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What's it like to run your own company today? Entrepreneurs face multiple hurdles new and old, from raising capital and managing employees to keeping up with technology and competing in a global marketplace. In this blog, the Small Business channel's John Tozzi and Nick Leiber discuss the news, trends, and ideas that matter to small business owners. Follow them on Twitter @newentrepreneur.

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