The surge in small business optimism that began in November of last year was sustained in March, according to a report from the National Federation of Independent Business.
Small business optimism ended the year slightly up from November and capital spending rose significantly in December, according to the latest index from the National Federation of Independent Business.
Small business optimism remained flat in August, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. While the NFIB’s index showed no change over July, a look at individual indicators reveals incongruent details.
Small-business optimism “sighed” in July, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. The NFIB’s monthly index increased just more than half-a-point (0.6) for a total reading of 94.1.
The Cole Taylor Business Owners Confidence Index survey for H1/13 shows growing concern over the economy and strong criticism of government policies by the Chicago area’s mid-size business owners and managers.
The National Federation of Independent Business said that its Index of Small Business Optimism rose in April; however, far more of those surveyed expect business conditions to be worse in six months than those who think they will be better.
Small-business owner confidence continues to drag, failing to regain the losses caused by the fiscal cliff scare, according to the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Optimism Index.