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Small Business Confidence

Action Cures Fear: How to Build Confidence, Take Action, and Bust Through Fear

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 05.30.2015 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

Whether you're the leader in the boardroom or the Chief Everything Officer at your small business, the natural result of low confidence is inaction. So, how can you develop the confidence you need to start taking the action necessary to drive results?

Small Business Owners Are Having Self-Esteem Issues

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 08.09.2013 | Small Business

Small business owners' confidence in the U.S. economy is increasing considerably as the country gradually recovers from the Great Recession, according...

Small Businesses Are Losing Their Optimism

Reuters | Paige Gance | Posted 07.10.2013 | Small Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Small business optimism fell in June from its one-year high as an uncertain recovery continues to unfold. The National Feder...

Good News For Small Businesses

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2013 | Small Business

WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) - U.S. small business optimism rose to a one year-high in May, a hopeful sign for an economy that has hit a soft patch...

Bad News For Small Business Owners

Reuters | Lucia Mutikani | Posted 02.10.2013 | Small Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small business sentiment tumbled to its lowest level in more than 2-1/2 years in November as owners grew very pessimistic ...

Small Business Angst Spreading

Reuters | Atossa Araxia Abrahamian | Posted 12.03.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Executives of U.S. small businesses have less confidence in the 2013 economic outlook than they did three months ago, weighed by uncertain...

Good News On Main Street

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - U.S. small business sentiment rose in August for the first time in four months as more owners anticipated better bus...

U.S. Small Business Morale Ebbs In March

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - U.S. small business confidence dropped in March for the first time in six months amid widespread pessimism, adding to evidence suggesting ...

Women Business Owners More Confident Than Men About Their Companies

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

Women business owners are more confident about their companies than men, according to the Small Business Pulse survey conducted by the insurance compa...

Small Business Confidence Rises To Highest Level In A Year

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small business confidence rose to its highest level in a year in the first quarter with more firms planning to ramp up hiring as the econo...

Small Business Confidence Hits Year-High In February

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small business confidence rose to a one year high in February as more owners reported plans to rebuild stocks after 56 months of inventory...

Small-Business Confidence Hits 4-Year High

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Confidence among small U.S. business owners hit a four year-high in January and many are having trouble filling vacant position...

Small Business Confidence Hits 3-Year High

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 02.02.2012 | Small Business

Seventy-five percent of small businesses are confident about the future of their business, according to the 2011 Year-End Economic Report by the Natio...

Small Business Confidence Edges Up In October

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses in the United States grew more confident in the economy's future for the second straight month during October as their ou...

Alicia Ciccone

What's The Biggest Problem Facing Small Businesses? | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 12.25.2011 | Small Business

Government regulations take the biggest toll on small businesses, according to a new Gallup poll. The Gallup Small Business Index, which polled mo...

Small Business Confidence Rises In September: NFIB

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2011 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses in the United States grew more confident in the economy's future for the first time in seven months during September as t...

Small Business Confidence Falls To 2-Year Low

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2011 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small business confidence fell to a two-year low in the third quarter on increased economic uncertainty that could keep growth on a slow p...

Businesses Increasingly Pessimistic About Future Economic Conditions

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business

Optimism for the American economy continues to evaporate, even as President Obama readies a supposedly major jobs plan to be unveiled in a speech befo...

Small Business Confidence Slips In March: NFIB

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

Small businesses grew less optimistic about the economy in March but raised prices for a second straight month, a potential warning sign about inflation, a survey showed on Tuesday.

Small Business Still Holding Back Recovery, Optimism Hits Record Low

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A new Gallup poll shows that "The Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index -- which measures small-business owners' perceptions of six measures of thei...