I found this item on the MAPPS website (posted by John Palatiello) interesting. It details how the U.S. Small Business Administration defines a small business in surveying and mapping.
Breaking News: SBA Defines a Small Business in Surveying/Mapping as $14 MillionThe Small Business Administration has announced today [Feb. 10, 2012] a final rule establishing a $14 million "size standard" or definition of a small business in surveying and mapping.
Read the notice in the Federal Register.
As you will see, the comments MAPPS submitted were instructive and useful to SBA in reaching its final decision.
The rule is effective March 12, 2012.