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Number of New York Small Businesses


How Many Small Businesses in New York?

How many small businesses are there in New York? If you are marketing to small businesses or starting a new business in New York, this would be useful information, wouldn't it? Fortunately, we've tracked it down for you.

New York has 1,779,932 small businesses, according to the most current federal data available.
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Of those 1,779,932 small businesses in New York, 477,260 have employees. The remaining 1,302,672 are New York small businesses that have no employees.

These small business statistics for New York do not include all self-employed individuals working in New York. According to the latest Federal data, the number of self-employed persons in New York (including incorporated companies that file via Schedule C) was 930,238.

We hope this information is helpful to those of you who are selling to small businesses. Please note that more current small business statistics for New York may be available. To get the latest small business statistics, visit If you are intererest in buying small business leads, please read our article on Buying Lead Databases Online.

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We greatly appreciate any advice you can provide on this topic. Please contribute your insights on this topic so others can benefit.

matt 10/28/2009

I need a list of all small businesses in Westchester NY and i can not find it can you help?

Ken Gaebler 10/28/2009

I would suggest that you try Experian Small Business Services. They can come up with a small business mailing list for you. I did some quick checking and they have 56,210 small business leads in Westchester County, New York. There is a fee of $5,058.90 to buy this database of small business leads. Hope that helps. Good luck!

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