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 more NFIB Small Business Optimism – March 2015

NFIB Small Business Optimism – January 2015

The January NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, February 10, 2015. The headline of the Small Business Economic Trends report is “NFIB:  Small Business Optimism Falls, But Still In Normal Zone.” The Index of Small Business Optimism decreased 2.5 points in January to 97.9. Here are some excerpts from that I find particularly … Read more NFIB Small Business Optimism – January 2015

NFIB Small Business Optimism – December 2014

The December NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, December 9, 2014. The headline of the Small Business Economic Trends report is “NFIB:  Small Business Optimism Perks Up In December. ” The Index of Small Business Optimism increased 2.0 points in November to 98.1. Here are some excerpts from that I find particularly notable … Read more NFIB Small Business Optimism – December 2014

NFIB Small Business Optimism – October 2014

The October NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, October 14. The headline of the Press Release is “NFIB:  Small Business Optimism Index Declines in September. ” The Index of Small Business Optimism decreased .8 points in September to 95.3. Here are some excerpts from the Press Release that I find particularly notable (but … Read more NFIB Small Business Optimism – October 2014

NFIB Small Business Optimism – August 2014

The August NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, August 12.  The headline of the Press Release is “NFIB SBET: Small Business Optimism Ticks Up Slightly.” The Index of Small Business Optimism increased .7 points in July to 95.7. Here are some excerpts from the Press Release that I find particularly notable (but don’t necessarily … Read more NFIB Small Business Optimism – August 2014

NFIB Small Business Optimism – April 2014

The April NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, April 8.  The headline of the Press Release is “NFIB:  Small-Business Owner Roller Coaster Continues.”  The subtitle is “After February’s Decline, Confidence Up in March” The Index of Small Business Optimism increased 2.0 points in March to 93.4. Here are some excerpts from the Press … Read more NFIB Small Business Optimism – April 2014

NFIB Small Business Optimism – February 2014

The February NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, February 11.  The headline of the Press Release is “Small Business Confidence Edges Up, Ever So Slightly.”  The subtitle is “Main Street Still Cautious About The Future.” The Index of Small Business Optimism increased .2 points in January to 94.1. Here are some excerpts from … Read more NFIB Small Business Optimism – February 2014

NFIB Small Business Optimism – December 2013

The December NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released yesterday, December 10.  The headline of the Press Release is “Small Business Optimism Sees Slight Bump in November.”  The subtitle is “Few Positive Signs for the Future.” The Index of Small Business Optimism increased .9 points in November to 92.5. Here are some excerpts from the … Read more NFIB Small Business Optimism – December 2013

NFIB Small Business Optimism – October 2013

The October NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, October 8.  The headline of the Press Release is “Small Businesses Skeptical About Future; Optimism Dips.”  The subtitle is “Too early to measure impact of the ‘shut-down’ but economic outlook is depressed.” The Index of Small Business Optimism decreased .2 points in September to 93.9. … Read more NFIB Small Business Optimism – October 2013