Tools & Reference Material

Annual VEVRAA Benchmark Effective Dates 4.4.2017

Annual VEVRAA Benchmark Effective Dates 4.4.2017

7 Common Pay Compliance Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Guidelines

DBEs are for-profit small business concerns where socially and economically disadvantaged individuals own at least a 51% interest and also control management and daily business operations.

African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific and Subcontinent Asian Americans, and women are presumed to be socially and economically disadvantaged.  Other individuals can also qualify as socially and economically disadvantaged on a case-by-case basis.

Definition of a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

Improving wage and hour compliance is an ongoing process. By regularly self-auditing
your performance (i.e., running key reports), you can identify weak areas and mitigate
those risks.

7 Common Pay Compliance Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Industry Profiles

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Data USA

North American Industry Classification System Codes Table of Small Business Size Standards

This table lists small business size standards matched to industries described in the North
American Industry Classification System (NAICS), as modified by the Office of Management and
Budget effective January 1, 2012. The latest NAICS codes are referred to as NAICS 2012.
The size standards are for the most part expressed in either millions of dollars (those
preceded by “$”) or number of employees (those without the “$”). A size standard is the largest
that a concern can be and still qualify as a small business for Federal Government programs. For
the most part, size standards are the average annual receipts or the average employment of a firm.
How to calculate average annual receipts and average employment of a firm can be found in
13 CFR § 121.104 and 13 CFR § 121.106, respectively.
SBA also includes the table of size standards in the Small Business Size Regulations,
13 CFR § 121.201. This table includes size standards that have changed since the last publication of
13 CFR § 121.
For more information on these size standards, please visit
If you have any other questions concerning size standards, contact a Size Specialist at your
nearest SBA Government Contracting Area Office (list at the end of the table), or contact the Office
of Size Standards by email at or by phone at (202) 205-6618.

North American Industry Classification System Codes Table

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code List

Division of Corporation Finance:
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)
Code List

The Standard Industrial Classification Codes that appear in a company's disseminated EDGAR filings indicate the company's type of business. These codes are also used in the Division of Corporation Finance as a basis for assigning review responsibility for the company's filings. For example, a company whose business was Metal Mining (SIC 1000) would have its filings reviewed by staffers in A/D Office 9.

Standard Industrial Classification SIC 5.2017