Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs

The Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (ASE) program is a public-private partnership between the Census Bureau, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).

The ASE is a supplement to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners (SBO), which is conducted every five years as part of the Economic Census. The ASE introduces a new module each year to capture information on relevant business components.


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