National Federation of Independent Business
Small Businesses See Recession as ‘Short-Lived’
A closely-watched survey found small business optimism over the economy rebounded last month after a record plunge in March.
Small-Business Optimism Falls Despite Tax Cuts
"The big picture remains solid, with small firms as optimistic, and inclined to spend and hire, as [much as] they have ever been," the NFIB says.
Election Drags Down Small Business Optimism
"Small business owners are deeply uncertain about the future, and that is affecting their decisions,” the NFIB says.
Small Businesses Stopped Hiring Last Month: NFIB
Nearly one third of respondents said that they could not fill positions because they could not find qualified applicants, says the NFIB.
Small Business Optimism Up
But solid economic growth likely to be elusive this year, says NFIB chief economist William Dunkelberg.
Small-Business Owners Highly Confident
The December National Federation of Independent Business survey shows optimism is back up to pre-recession levels.
Small Businesses Expanding But Skeptical
Optimism among small business owners is high, but many don't expect business conditions to get any better in the next six months.
Are Private Companies Gearing Up to Borrow?
Private companies are less likely to default on debt, according to new data, making them well-positioned to secure loans for expansion.
IRS Defangs Credit Card Reporting Rule
The Internal Revenue Service responds to business concerns by eliminating a requirement from its new pay card reporting rule.