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.

Small business size standards define the largest that a business concern, together with its affiliates, may be and yet qualify as a small business concern for SBA and most other federal programs. SBA has established two widely used size standards – 500 employees for most manufacturing and mining industries and $7.5 …

Jump to Size definitionsSmall businesses are privately owned corporations, partnerships, or sole proprietorships that have fewer employees and/or less annual revenue than a regular-sized business or corporation.

Sep 20, 2012 – Under the current SBA definition of a small business, you could have 1500 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. Shocking, right?

The definition of a small business is an independently owned and operated company that is limited in size and in revenue depending on the industry. A local bakery that employs 10 people is an example of a small business. A manufacturing facility that employees less than 500 people is an example of a small business.