Microbusiness Data Hub

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Welcome to the GoDaddy Microbusiness Data Hub, your source for the most complete and up-to-date data on microbusinesses. Below you will find numerous datasets, including our growing survey database with over 17,000 respondents. New datasets are continually added. Please reach out to the Venture Forward team with any additional dataset requests.

CBSA County State

U.S. Microbusiness Density

Date Range: August 2019 - March 2022

Do you know how many active microbusinesses there are in a given city, county, or state?

Download this dataset to get a comprehensive insight into the quantity and distribution of active microbusinesses across the country at several geographic grains, including: CBSA, county, state, and national, normalized by population.

Updated quarterly, microbusiness density is a powerful tool for understanding where microbusinesses are taking hold and how those patterns are changing over time. Use this measure to help identify relationships to other key economic outcomes, such as unemployment, job creation, and household median income gains - all affected by microbusinesses.

CBSA County State National

U.S. Microbusiness Activity Index

Date Range: April 2020 - March 2022

How active and healthy is a community's performance with respect to microbusinesses?

Developed by economists at the UCLA Anderson Forecast in partnership with GoDaddy Venture Forward, the Microbusiness Activity Index tracks dozens of factors that impact the success of online microbusinesses - all captured in one composite score.​ The score is made up of three subindices: infrastructure, participation, and engagement.

Updated quarterly, use this score to benchmark your community against others and track the effectiveness of programs to help microbusinesses thrive. The Index provides the most up-to-date snapshot of microbusiness health at the county, metropolitan, state, and national levels.

City National

U.S. National & City-Specific Entrepreneur Surveys

Date Range: 2019 - 2022

Who are the microbusiness entrepreneurs and what are their needs, challenges, and goals?

The Entrepreneur Survey results provide unparalleled insight directly from 17,000 microbusiness entrepreneurs. Since 2019, our team has conducted these surveys four times nationally, and have surveyed over 17 cities.

Use this data to inform policies, programs, and trends for diverse entrepreneurs across the United States.


Great Britain Microbusiness Data

Date Range: March 2020 - March 2021

What is the presence and impact of microbusinesses in Great Britain?

In 2021, Venture Forward expanded to include research on Great Britain, finding that, as in the United States, microbusinesses have a significant economic impact on their communities.

Use this dataset to get insights into the presence of microbusinesses in Great Britain, and read the associated white paper for more insights.