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Q: Home-Based businesses ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Home-Based businesses
Category: Business and Money > Small Businesses
Asked by: lzd-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 07 Sep 2006 14:19 PDT
Expires: 07 Oct 2006 14:19 PDT
Question ID: 763152
How many home-based businesses are there in the united states and how
much yearly revenue is generated from them?
Subject: Re: Home-Based businesses
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 07 Sep 2006 15:43 PDT
Dear lzd,

Here is the most current official data I could locate anywhere:

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), 53% of the
25.8 million small businesses in the USA are home-based. This equals a
number of 13.674 million home-based businesses.[1]

In their 2006 study "The Impact of Location on Net Income: A
Comparison of Homebased and Non-Homebased Sole Proprietors"[2], the
SBA provides more information:

"Homebased sole proprietors who take the home business deduction
contribute a total of $102 billion in revenue to the economy. The 10
million 'all other' firms, which appear to be largely homebased,
contribute an additional $431 billion."

In the study, the approximate total number of home-based sole
proprietor businesses is given as 2,217,208. Together with the
additional 10 million home-based businesses, the number of 12.2
million businesses comes close to the very rough estimate mentioned

So there are about 12.2 home-based businesses with a total annual
revenue of $533 billion.

Hope this data will be useful for you!


[1] U.S. Small Business Administration: Frequently Asked Questions

[2] U.S. Small Business Administration: The Impact of Location on Net
Income (May 2006)
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