NFIB Small Business Optimism – May 2017

The May NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, June 13, 2017. The headline of the Small Business Economic Trends report is “Small Business Optimism Continues Remarkable Surge.” The Index of Small Business Optimism was unchanged in May at 104.5. Here are some excerpts that I find particularly notable (but don’t necessarily agree with): … Read more NFIB Small Business Optimism – May 2017

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 more NFIB 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 more NFIB 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 more NFIB 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 more NFIB 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 more NFIB 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 more NFIB 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 more NFIB 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 more NFIB Small Business Optimism – July 2015

NFIB Small Business Optimism – May 2015

The May NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, June 9, 2015. The headline of the Small Business Economic Trends report is “Small Business Optimism Rises In May, Yet Nothing To Write Home About.” The Index of Small Business Optimism increased 1.4 points in May to 98.3. Here are some excerpts from that I … Read more NFIB Small Business Optimism – May 2015