Small Business

Small Business Credit Survey 2022
By Emily Corcoran
Help inform policy conversations and decision-making. Take the Federal Reserve Small Business Credit Survey, open September 8-November 4, 2022.
Two women stand behind a wooden coffee shop counter
By Mary Godleski-Cantin
Get to know how communities across the US are planning for an inclusive and resilient Main Street economic recovery.
Black owned business sign on storefront
By Gabriella Chiarenza
Automated underwriting processes used by some lenders may have reduced racial disparities in accessing the Paycheck Protection Program.
Small Business Credit Survey Firms in Focus
By Lucas Misera
Download easy-to-use presentations that provide clear information about Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS) findings for employer firms. Slides are available by race/ ethnicity, industry, state, and more.
By Andrew Dumont, Marysol McGee
Entrepreneurs are the life blood of a community’s economy. Investing in and supporting entrepreneurship ecosystems can lead to the growth of additional entrepreneurial activity in a community.
Family-owned small business
By Dell Gines
Access to credit is vital for small businesses. The Federal Reserve's annual Small Business Credit Survey provides critical data and insights for policymakers, small business support program managers.
Cheryl Thomas, founder of C's Daycare
By Kierra Karemani
Banks partner with a community non-profit to help a small business owner upgrade and expand her child care facility.
Entrepreneur stands outside holding open sign
By Dell Gines
Corporate diversity programs often talk about helping people "get invited to the party and also dance." However, entrepreneurs want to "start their own parties" and equitably. Here's how communities can support them.
Aquatic Therapy of Chinatown, Philadelphia, PA
By Kierra Karemani
CDFI helps two business owners in Philadelphia's Chinatown find a lifeline, and a partner, right in their own backyard.
2021 CDFI Survey Key Findings
By Federal Reserve Community Development Staff, Surekha Carpenter, Alexander Nikolov, Stephanie Norris, Alison Shott
From March 22 through May 14, 2021, the Federal Reserve fielded the 2021 CDFI Survey. Here's what 345 CDFIs said about their financial well-being throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, operational gaps and challenges, and effects on clients and communities they serve.