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Microbusiness Data Hub

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Welcome to the GoDaddy Microbusiness Data Hub, offering unprecedented access to free, downloadable data on more than 20 million microbusinesses and the entrepreneurs who own them. The first-of-its-kind data and insights will be updated quarterly with refreshed measurements of microbusiness density, our proprietary Microbusiness Activity Index, and new survey responses from select markets across the United States. Please reach out to the Venture Forward team with any additional dataset requests.

City CBSA County State

U.S. Microbusiness Density

Date Range: August 2019 - September 2023

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.

To learn more about how we define U.S. Microbusiness Density, visit the FAQ’s here.

City State National

Entrepreneur Survey Results: U.S. & U.K.

DATE RANGE: July 2019 - September 2023

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

The Entrepreneur Survey results provide unparalleled insight directly from over 30,000 microbusiness entrepreneurs. Since 2019, our team has conducted these surveys six times in the US and 2 times in the UK, and have surveyed over 24 cities.

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

To learn more about the research and methodology behind our survey data, visit the FAQ’s here.

City CBSA County State

U.S. Microbusiness Industry and Commerce

Date Range: August 2019 - September 2023

Our new Industry and Commerce dataset provides insight into the online commercial activity trends of microbusinesses at multiple geographic designations, including city, CBSA, county, and state.

This unique dataset ranks all the covered communities based on the number of sellers, orders, and gross merchandise value (GMV) observed, providing a new lens into how effectively microbusinesses are performing.

In addition, the dataset identifies the top 3 industry categories within the community, the average traffic we can observe, and the average microbusiness age, measured in months.

To learn more about our microbusiness industry and commerce data, visit the FAQ’s here.

CBSA County State National

U.S. Microbusiness Activity Index

Date Range: April 2020 - September 2023

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.

To learn more about the MAI dataset and our methodology, visit the FAQ’s here.


U.K. Microbusiness Density

Date Range: March 2020 - September 2023

What is the presence and impact of microbusinesses in the United Kingdom?

In 2021, Venture Forward expanded to include research on the United Kingdom, finding that, as in the United States, microbusinesses have a significant economic impact on their communities. In 2022, we continued our research and updated our findings.

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

To learn more about the U.K. microbusiness dataset and the methodology behind the research, visit the FAQ’s here.