NFIB Small Business Optimism – February 2017

The February NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, March 14, 2017. The headline of the Small Business Economic Trends report is “Small Business Owners Continue To Have High Expectations For Washington.” The Index of Small Business Optimism decreased .6 points in February to 105.3. Here are some excerpts that I find particularly notable … Read moreNFIB Small Business Optimism – February 2017

NFIB Small Business Optimism – November 2016

The November NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, December 13, 2016. The headline of the Small Business Economic Trends report is “Special NFIB Optimism Index Finds Dramatically Different Attitudes Among Small Business Owners Before And After Election.” The Index of Small Business Optimism increased 3.5 points in November to 98.4. Here are some … Read moreNFIB Small Business Optimism – November 2016

NFIB Small Business Optimism – August 2016

The August NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, September 13, 2016. The headline of the Small Business Economic Trends report is “Political Climate As Negative Factor Hits Record High In Monthly NFIB Index Of Small Business Optimism.” The Index of Small Business Optimism increased .2 points in August to 94.4. Here are some … Read moreNFIB Small Business Optimism – August 2016

NFIB Small Business Optimism – May 2016

The May NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, June 14, 2016. The headline of the Small Business Economic Trends report is “Small Business Optimism Rises Modestly In May.” The Index of Small Business Optimism increased .2 points in May to 93.8. Here are some excerpts from that I find particularly notable (but don’t … Read moreNFIB Small Business Optimism – May 2016

NFIB Small Business Optimism – February 2016

The February NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, March 8, 2016. The headline of the Small Business Economic Trends report is “Small Business Optimism Hits Two-Year Low.” The Index of Small Business Optimism dropped 1.0 points in February to 92.9. Here are some excerpts from that I find particularly notable (but don’t necessarily … Read moreNFIB Small Business Optimism – February 2016

NFIB Small Business Optimism – November 2015

The November NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released yesterday, December 8, 2015. The headline of the Small Business Economic Trends report is “Small Business Optimism Collapses In November After Three Stagnant Months.” The Index of Small Business Optimism dropped 1.3 points in November to 94.8. Here are some excerpts from that I find particularly … Read moreNFIB Small Business Optimism – November 2015

NFIB Small Business Optimism – September 2015

The September NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, October 13, 2015. The headline of the Small Business Economic Trends report is “Small Business Optimism Continues To Be Low.” The Index of Small Business Optimism increased .2 points in September to 96.1. Here are some excerpts from that I find particularly notable (but don’t … Read moreNFIB Small Business Optimism – September 2015

NFIB Small Business Optimism – July 2015

The May NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released yesterday, August 11, 2015. The headline of the Small Business Economic Trends report is “After Two Steps Backwards In June, Small Business Optimism Takes One Step Forward In July.” The Index of Small Business Optimism increased 1.3 points in July to 95.4. Here are some excerpts … Read moreNFIB Small Business Optimism – July 2015

NFIB Small Business Optimism – March 2015

The March NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released yesterday, April 14, 2015. The headline of the Small Business Economic Trends report is “In Rare Occurrence, All Ten Components Of NFIB Small Business Optimism Index Weakened.” The Index of Small Business Optimism decreased 2.8 points in March to 95.2. Here are some excerpts from that … Read moreNFIB Small Business Optimism – March 2015