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Office of Small Business & Entrepreneurship

OSBE > Business Statistics Business Statistics

Number of Small Businesses in Indiana

  • 143,060 businesses employ 500 Hoosiers or less (2013)
  • 2,132,696 Hoosiers work for a small business (2012)
  • 71,326 Hoosier small businesses employ 1 to 4 people (2013) In 2013, there were 159,437 small businesses in Indiana. An increase of 15,881.
  • In 2013, 2,155,293 Hoosiers worked for a small business. An increase of 22,324.
  • Source: United State Census Bureau

Women Owned Businesses (2007)

  • Number of women owned businesses in Indiana: 129,559
  • Average number of employees: 9.6
  • Indiana ranks 30th in the nation for percent of businesses owned by women
  • In 2007, women-owned firms with paid employees employed 149,549 workers and had annual payrolls totaling of $3.8 billion.
  • Source: Indiana Commission for Women

Registered Women Owned Businesses with IDOA (As of 12/15)

  • 1,126                                                                          
  • Source: Indiana Department of Administration

Registered Minority Owned Business with IDOA (As of 12/15)

  • 625                                                                              
  • Source: Indiana Department of Administration

Startups Businesses in Indiana

  • Since 2011, 72,508 startups have opened in Indiana employing 264,672 Hoosiers.
  • In 2013, there were 23,105 startups in Indiana that employed 82,325 Hoosiers.
  • Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics


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