This survey covers firms or establishments with Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) that are newly assigned or recently reactivated by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). From this universe, a stratified sampling procedure is used to sample approximately 14,000 firms or establishments. Strata are based on NAICS codes and quarterly payroll.
Firms or establishments that are selected to be a part of the survey will only be contacted once and will report 2 months of data for the Business and Professional Classification Survey.
Taken together, small businesses have a real impact on the economy. Your firm was chosen from a scientifically selected sample of businesses and represents many other small businesses like yours.