SBA has established numerical definitions of small businesses, or "size standards," for all for-profit industries. … These size standards are used to determine eligibility for SBA's financial assistance and to its other programs, as well as to Federal government procurement programs designed to help small businesses.

Oct 1, 2017 A size standard, which is usually stated in number of employees or average annual receipts, represents the largest size that a business (including its subsidiaries and affiliates) may be to remain classified as a small business for SBA and federal contracting programs. The definition of “small” varies by industry.

In determining what constitutes a small business, the definition will vary to reflect
industry differences, such as size standards. Size Standards. Because all federal
agencies must use SBA size standards for contracts identified as small business,
you need to select NAICS codes that best describe your business and then …

Sep 20, 2012 Under the current SBA definition of a small business, you could have 1,500 employees and still be considered small. ( Photo credit: Wikipedia) According to the United States Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Advocacy, 99.7 percent of all U.S. firms are small businesses.

Nov 1, 2010 This body of definitions is called "size standards" and can be found in Title 13 of
the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 121. Small business is defined
using size guidelines for the different categories of business enterprises, which
include agricultural production, communications, manufacturing, retail, …

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. SMALL BUSINESS DEFINED. A small business
concern is one that is defined by the Small Business Act as. "independently
owned and operated, not dominant in its field, and whose size falls within the size
standards established by the Small Business Administration." How Do I Know
Which Size …