National Federation of Independent Businesses

  • Economy Watch: Small Business Optimism Still Strong

    Since last November, small business owners have been feeling confident about their prospects, which could lead them to take on more office and industrial space as they expand, according to the National Federation of Independent Business' latest economic trends report.

    National 12 April 2017 16:18
  • Job Openings Down; Small Biz a Bit More Optimistic

    There were 3.75 million job openings on the last business day of April, a bit down from the end of March, when the total was 3.87 million. Small-business owner confidence, on the other hand, edged up.

    National 12 June 2013 13:12
  • Federal Deficit, Consumer Debt Shrink; Small Biz Owners More Optimistic

    The federal budget deficit is projected to shrink in fiscal 2013 to $642 billion, the smallest shortfall since 2008. Outstanding household debt also dropped by about $110 billion from the previous quarter. And according to the National Federation of Independent Business, its Index of Small Business Optimism was up in April by 2.6 points to 92.1, which is just above the recovery average of 90.7.

    National 15 May 2013 14:21

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