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Small Business On The Ropes

Here’s a little blurb from the NFIB that puts some perspective on the most recent employment report from the BLS: “Although the economy officially peaked in December 2007, small business owners were already shedding workers, reducing employment by an average of negative 0.04 employees per firm in 2007. In 2008, this rose to an average […]

Confidence Erodes Among Small Businesses

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is out with its August survey and it makes for pretty dismal reading. Here is there summary: The Index of Small Business Optimism lost 0.9 points in July following a sharp decline in June. The persistence of Index readings below 90 is unprecedented in survey history. The performance of the […]