SSBF

AcronymDefinition
SSBFSurvey of Small Business Finances (US Federal Reserve Board)
SSBFStichting Samenwerkende Bibliotheken Flevoland (Dutch: Flevoland Cooperating Libraries Foundation; Flevoland, Netherlands)
SSBFSuper Smash Brothers Flash
SSBFSignal Structure Beamformer
SSBFSagittal Sinus Blood Flow (physiology)
SSBFSpecific Splenic Blood-Flow
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Further, in the SSBF (Capital IQ, Compustat) samples, the mean debt-to-equity ratios are 3.04 (3.15, 2.43).
In addition to small businesses' increasing reliance on mortgages and larger banks, there is evidence (from SSBF data) of a significant increase in the past decade in their reliance on nontraditional credit, such as loans from nonbank institutions and business credit cards.
Section III summarizes the 2003 SSBF data used in estimation.
Regarding balances, the SSBF shows that among the 46.5 percent of small businesses using personal cards, the average monthly transaction total on personal cards is $2,161.
He uses data from the 1987, 1993, 1998, and 2003 Surveys of Small Business Finances (SSBF).
(3) This paper's main analysis uses SSBF 2003 data, and it uses SSBF 1998 data as a robustness check.
The 2003 SSBF did not collect information on the value of prior period sales, but only whether sales revenues had increased, decreased, or remained the same since the prior period.
Within the modest share of growing firms, the SSBF data do not tell us by how much the firms grew.
The SSBF survey makes it ideal for this approach because it asks the open-ended question: "What is the single most important problem facing your business today"?
The figure (on the next page) again uses the Fed's 1993, 1998, and 2003 SSBFs. It shows the percentage of small businesses that use community banks (less than $1 billion in real total assets) and that use non-community banks.
The SSBF dataset is interesting because it is a large sample with potentially widely varying firm types and ages (e.g., start-ups as well as 50-year-old firms) and it contains many questions about the firms (e.g., "Is the firm a family firm?").