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Microbusiness Activity Index
GoDaddy Venture Forward and UCLA Anderson Forecast economists developed a way to capture microbusiness activity since 2019 via the Microbusiness Activity Index (“MAI”), which is comprised of three sub-indices:
The latest 2023 report is available to download from here.
Snapshot of Q2 2023: MAI Scores by County
Avg. Rural < 100 ppl./square mile
Avg. Suburban 100 – 500 ppl./square mile
Avg. Urban > 500 ppl./square mile
Source: GoDaddy/UCLA Anderson Forecast MAI Update, Q2 2023
A DEEPER DIVE
Year-over-year trends offer insight into which industries gain and lose popularity for e-commerce, measured here by the change in online sales.
When comparing April-June of 2023 to 2022, we observed a dip in spending in the Events and Weddings categories. Looking at the same time period change, Media and Personal Services were the top gainers, growing over five times, while sales associated with Pets almost tripled!
Which Industries Saw the greatest change in online revenue growth?
Year-Over-Year Average Revenue Change by Industry (Q2 2022 - Q2 2023)
Top 5 Industries (by % ) Gain
Bottom 5 Industries (by % Loss )
Industry Glossary as Self-Reported by Website Owner
GoDaddy Venture Forward Report | Summer 2023 | U.S. Edition
This report is powered by the latest data from Venture Forward, a GoDaddy research initiative to quantify the presence and impact of over 21 million online microbusinesses on their local economies, while shining a light on the entrepreneurs behind them. Our goal is to empower anyone who advocates for entrepreneurs with robust data and insights that can’t be found elsewhere.
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