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Small Business Owners Stubbornly Cautious
One index that PDE has tracked over the years is the Small Business Optimism Index put out by the National Federation of Independent Business. For the last few years, there hasn't been much reason for celebration -- and that trend continues with the latest Index showing a further dip of 0.6 points in December. [More]
on January 18, 2011
Category:  Growth & Poverty  Red Tape  Tax Code  Workforce 
Rockstar Entrepreneurs Don't Come to Washington
If you have ever been around somebody trying to start or grow abusiness, you know that entrepreneurs don’t have time for much else,especially not for going to Washington to help keep policymakers up todate on how to encourage high growth entrepreneurship in America—nothurt it. When... [More]
on September 28, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Quarterly Indicators: Optimism Increasing Slightly
Thelatest update to the SBA Office of Advocacy’s Quarterly Indicators: TheEconomy and Small Business is now available. Real GDP fell only 1 percent in the second quarter of 2009compared to the previous quarter's 6.4 percent drop. Accordingly, smallbusiness owners seemed more optimistic in the second... [More]
on August 24, 2009
Category:  General 
Small Business and the Credit Crunch
A new poll from the National Federation of Independent Business Research Foundation takes a look at how small businesses are responding to the current credit crisis. Not surprisingly, surveyed business owners are glum, with thirty-four percent agreeing that their business has been “significantly” affected, and,... [More]
on December 16, 2008
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