Most Small Businesses Started by Investing Less than $30,000
Small Business Labs
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
Most small businesses in the U.S. were started or acquired with less than $30,000 in invested capital. To be more precise, the median small business was started with about $27,000. The chart below is based on data from the U.S. Census 2014 Survey of Entrepreneurs. It shows the percentage of small businesses by the amount spent to start or acquire the business.