Business Feasibility Research  Data

Kauffman Foundation and Start Small Think Big


In 2019, we began a research project seeking to understand financial planning as a barrier to entrepreneurship for small business owners from marginalized and low income communities. This three year project focuses on testing a financial analysis tool, which we call a Feasibility Screen, and audit process developed by Start Small Think Big, to help these small business owners, and the programs supporting them, determine if potential ventures are feasible before investing more resources into building the business. We have compiled data from the screens as well as business outcome information from follow up assessments one and 2 years after the initial screen. 

We plan to have initial results of our analysis available by June 2022. If you are interested in looking at our data, you can submit a request below. 

This project is supported by the Kauffman Foundation’s Knowledge Challenge.