NFIB Small Business Optimism – December 2010

The December NFIB Small Business Optimism was released January 11.  The headline of the Press Release is “NFIB Small Business Optimism Index Remains Weak.”

The Press Release contains a variety of statistics.  One excerpt from the Press Release that I found especially notable was:

“Weak sales remains the top problem, stagnating hiring and spending on capital projects.  All of which are sidelining the small business sector from a recovery.  This marks the 36th month of Index readings in the recession level.”

In conjunction with this December NFIB Small Business Optimism Survey, the CalculatedRisk blog on January 11 had three charts that depicted various facets (the Index itself; Hiring Plans and Poor Sales) of the Survey, as shown below:

(click on charts to enlarge images)


My previous posts concerning the environment and challenges for small businesses was on October 18 and April 15.


A Special Note concerning our economic situation is found here

SPX at 1274.48 as this post is written