Data Hub

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.

Entrepreneur Survey Results

Date Range: Jul 2019 - Feb 2024*

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, 2 times in the UK, and once each in Canada and Australia and have surveyed over 24 cities.

Use this data to inform policies, programs, and trends for diverse entrepreneurs.

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

*Only US data is available through Feb 2024. Latest data published for AUS, CA, and UK is Nov 2023.

Microbusiness Density

Date Range: Aug 2019 - Mar 2024

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

Download this dataset to get a comprehensive insight into the quantity and distribution of active microbusinesses across various countries at several geographic grains, including: city center, CBSA, county, and state in the United States, SA3 and SA4 in Australia, Parliamentary Constituency in the United Kingdom, Province in Canada and national for all countries, 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 Microbusiness Density, visit the FAQ’s here.

Microbusiness Industry and Commerce

Date Range: Aug 2019 - March 2024

Our Industry and Commerce dataset provides insight into the online commercial activity trends of microbusinesses by industry throughout the four countries our data covers (US, UK, Canada, Australia).

This unique dataset provides the top five industries based on the number of sellers, orders, and gross merchandise value (GMV) observed, providing a new lens into how online business is distributed across the economy.

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: Apr 2020 - Mar 2024

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.