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An Overview of the Kauffman Firm Survey: Results From 2010 Business Activities

May 8, 2012

Examines longitudinal data on new businesses' survival and performance since 2004 as well as new firms founded in 2010, including trends in slow or lost sales, predictability of business conditions, credit availability, and product or service innovation.

Casting a Wide Net: Online Activities of Small and New Businesses in the United States

October 20, 2011

Examines trends in businesses' use of Web sites and e-mail, online sales, and outcomes of such online activities by industry, age and size of firm, and owners' race/ethnicity, gender, location, and education.

An Overview of the Kauffman Firm Survey: Results From 2009 Business Activities

April 4, 2011

Highlights findings from longitudinal data on new businesses' performance since 2004 as well as new firms founded in 2009, including trends in customer payment problems and loan denials, financial injections, and sources of comparative advantage.

An Overview of the Kauffman Firm Survey: Results From the 2004-2008 Data

May 12, 2010

Presents findings from longitudinal data on new businesses founded in 2004, including financing structure; products, services, and innovations; and characteristics of the owners. Examines indicators of growth and survival and effects of the recession.

Sources of Financing for New Technology Firms: A Comparison by Gender

July 7, 2009

Based on 2004-07 data, compares the sources of capital, financial strategies, and other firm characteristics of women- and men-owned technology start-ups over four years. Considers factors behind the gender gap in external equity and implications.

An Overview of the Kauffman Firm Survey: Results From the 2004-2007 Data

April 8, 2009

Based on surveys conducted over four years, provides an overview of trends among U.S. firms established in 2004 and the business and owner characteristics associated with survival and growth, including level of innovation, structure, and financing.

Patterns of Financing: A Comparison Between White- and African-American Young Firms

February 25, 2009

Based on Kauffman Firm Survey data, examines differences in start-up and follow-on capital injections into and capital use by firms with African-American and white owners. Explores how access to capital affects the racial gap in new business formation.

Characteristics of New Firms: A Comparison by Gender

February 2, 2009

Based on data from the Kauffman Firm Survey, compares characteristics of the owner, type of business, industry, financing, size, and performance of new firms owned by women and by men. Considers the factors behind women-owned firms' underperformance.

The Capital Structure Decisions of New Firms

October 30, 2008

Based on data from the Kauffman Firm Survey, examines the funding sources of firms in their first year of operations. Highlights start-ups' reliance on external debt financing such as bank loans and credit cards, regardless of their credit scores.