2015 State of the Commonwealth Report
Very small businesses in Virginia (those with fewer than 10 employees) have been holding their own, but many have found it difficult to grow beyond this size. Very small businesses now account for smaller proportions of total employment and payrolls in Virginia than was true 25 years ago. However, public policy changes can alter this situation.
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 6: The Small-Business Story in Virginia: What a Quarter Century of Data Reveal" (2015). State of the Commonwealth Reports. 23.