All the talk about "small businesses", yet S corporations qualify as "small businesses" under the tax code. Here are some "small" businesses:
Enterprise Products Partners, L.P., a pipeline company with 2009 revenues of $25 billion
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a Wall Street firm with $445 million in revenue in 2009.
Price Waterhouse Coopers, an accounting firm with $26 billion
in revenue in 2009.
, a conglomerate of partnerships with 70,000 employees.
The Hillman Company, an investment founded by billionaire philanthropist/industrialist Henry Hillman.
Venn Strategies, Inc., whose chief operating officer is Brian
Reardon, a former special assistant to former President George W. Bush.
Ferrellgas, a propane and propane accessories business, with $2 billion
in revenues in 2009 and 1 million customers.
CoorsTek, a ceramics manufacturer founded by Adolph Coors, with 2009 revenue of $549 million.
Dead River Co., with $500 million in revenue and 1,200 employees.
McIlhenney Co., the Tabasco maker, with $250 million in revenue in 2007.
Big businesses turn small for tax purposes
The Census Bureau and the Small Business Administration technically define small businesses as private firms having fewer than 500 employees, but of course that's screwed by things like the S Corp inclusion allowing billion dollar companies to be categorized as "small" businesses and receive tax and other benefits of real