FIELD data highlights:
The U.S. microenterprise industry in 2014

Every year, FIELD collects data on the size and performance of the U.S. microenterprise industry through the U.S. Microenterprise Census. In addition, FIELD works with a set of 20-30 microenterprise organizations each year to collect detailed data on the outcomes experienced by the clients they serve. These pages provide highlights from the data FIELD collected in 2015 on the work of microenterprise programs during fiscal year 2014 and collected in 2014 on client outcomes during 2013.

FIELD’s body of industry data is housed on microtracker.org. The site’s analytic tools allow users to interact with and analyze data that FIELD has collected since 2008, or to learn more about the close to 550 organizations that have submitted data through our Census. Reports that share results from data collected in previous years are also available. Visit microtracker.org to learn more about the U.S. microenterprise field, including questions such as:

  • What are the largest microenterprise programs in the United States?
  • How do women clients of microenterprise organizations fare in terms of business survival and growth?

EntrepreneurTracker Client Outcomes Highlights

94% Business survival rate

55% Business start rate

68% of Business owners increase revenues

33% Increase in paid workers at microbusinesses

U.S Microenterprise Census Highlights

134,130 Individuals served

57,095 Microloans disbursed

49% Increase in microloans disbursed

11% Increase in operating income

9% Increase in operating expenses