Small Business Facts: Equally Male/Female-Owned Employer Businesses

In 2018, equally male/female-owned businesses (EOB), businesses half owned by men and half owned by women, totaled 860,754 employer businesses, employed 7,970,121 workers, generated $1.3 trillion in annual sales receipt, and paid $280 billion in annual payroll.* EOBs make up 15.7% of all employer businesses, compared with 20.8% majority female-owned and 63.6% majority male-owned businesses. Nearly all (99.9%) of EOBs are small businesses with fewer than 500 employees. EOBs with no employees make up 2.4 percent of all non-employers.* Most (89.6%) EOBs are family-owned.

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