Small Businesses in Tennessee

Small businesses make up the majority of all companies in Tennessee. Some of the largest, most well-known companies began with small business owners who dared to dream big and work hard.

This dashboard presents information on Tennessee’s small business establishments—including employment at small businesses, job growth occurring among small businesses, and the age of Tennessee’s small businesses. The dashboard reflects private sector employers, thereby excluding nonemployers and government or other public sector organizations.

The definition of “small” business varies. Select a firm size in the drop-down menu to filter the dashboard accordingly.

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages; U.S. Census Bureau, Business Dynamics Statistics