posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 02:29 PM
The SBO Business Census for 2007 is required to be conducted every 5 years by the U.S. Census Bureau according to Title 13 of the United States
It is possible to be in business all of your life and never receive a SBO-1 Form from the Census Bureau, as unlike the regular Census, the SBO
Business Census this Census is sent to a random sample of businesses selected from a list of all firms operating during 2007 with receipts of $1,000
or more according to that year's Tax Filings with the I.R.S.
There are 82 Questions on the 2007 SBO-1 that has recently been mailed out. You can either fill it out on paper, or use the User Name & Password
enclosed on the Mailing Label to do it online at
If the SBO-1 Census Form tells you to go to somewhere other than census.gov or the User Name & Password do not work at that link above then it is a
scam. In such a case you will want to contact the Census Bureau at 1-800-923-8282 to report it.
As far as the intrusive nature of the Census, the SBO Census doesn't seem any more so than the last three that were conducted within the last 20
years. However, the 2010 Individual Census seems to be more akin to the SBO Census than it has in decades past by asking for similar information that
is highly personal and private.