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Small Business Optimism Index

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 ...

SBA Resorts to Propaganda and Pixie Dust

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 04.27.2013 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

Small businesses continue to struggle and have been the hardest hit by the economic conditions of the last several years. Promoting propaganda and sprinkling pixie dust won't change a thing. Shame on the SBA.

Need to Start the Small Business Engines

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 06.27.2013 | Small Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

"Struggle" seems to be the operative word for the condition of small business today. Is there anything that can be done to help them in that struggle?

Trump Points Fingers As Job Cuts Loom

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 12.13.2012 | Small Business

Main Street is battling a mean post-election hangover. A recent survey by Wells Fargo and Gallup found that one in five small business owners expec...

Optimism Sours Among Small Business Owners

AP | Posted 12.09.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK — Small business owners may be pessimistic about the economy and their own companies right now, but they're getting optimistic about th...

Small Business Optimism Plummets

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses' confidence in the economy's future declined in June by the most in two years, increasing the threat that an economic slo...

Small Business Optimism Continues To Rise

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 01.10.2012 | Small Business

Small business optimism is on the rise, according to a survey of 725 small businesses by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). T...

Small Business Optimism Continues To Decline Amidst Uncertainty

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

Amidst anemic consumer spending and national uncertainty over the fate of the debt ceiling, small-business optimism declined for the fifth straight mo...