Within the business analyses, recent data from the annual accounts of more than 90,000 Austrian businesses (double entry bookkeeping) and above 35,000 financial statements on a cash basis accounting are analysed by industries, industry groups and economic sectors. The results are an important basis for political objectives and strategies. Entrepreneurs may receive practical help, data, information and benchmarks for success oriented management of their businesses.

The analyses are special analysis from the Balance-Sheet Database of the Austrian Institute for SME Research and refer to the assets and liability structure, the quality of financing and liquidity, the cost structure and the profitability and efficiency.

Main questions are: Which strengths and weaknesses can be found in the businesses? How can successful and less successful businesses be distinguished? Are there any business size specific success or failure factors? How has the business situation changed during a certain period?