St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank- “How Startups Differ from Mature Small Businesses”

An update posted yesterday at the “On the Economy Blog” (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis) indicated that, “Startups make up about one-third of U.S. small employer firms and tend to have bosses who are younger than those running a typical mature small firm, according to the 2016 Small Business Credit Survey: Report on Startup Firms.

“The survey, which was a collaboration of all 12 Federal Reserve banks, provides an in-depth look at startups and their financing and credit experiences, covering the second half of 2015 through the second half of 2016.”

Yesterday’s update explained that, “The youth of the startup is also reflected in the age of the firm’s boss: A startup is four times as likely to have a primary decision-maker who is under 36 than a mature small firm (17 percent versus 4 percent), while it is twice as likely (29 percent versus 14 percent) as a mature firm to have a primary decision-maker who is between 36 and 45.”

The blog update added that, “There are some differences in the industries where they work. For instance, startups are twice as likely as mature small firms (16 percent versus 8 percent) to operate in the leisure and hospitality industry. They are also more likely to be in the health care and education industry and the business support and consumer services industry. (See the figure below.)

“How Startups Differ from Mature Small Businesses.” On the Economy Blog. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (October 31, 2017).

This entry was posted in Start-up Company Law. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.