Tag Archives: NFIB


Why Hasn’t the Number of Incorporated Self Employed Gone Up?
Why Hasn't the Number of Incorporated Self Employed Gone Up?

Earlier this week I saw an interesting post by Scott Shane over at Small Business Trends. In it, he pointed out an interesting trend based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the data, the number of incorporated self-employed individuals was 4 percent lower in September of this year than it was [...]

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The NFIB Will “Certify” Candidates As Small Business-Friendly this Election
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The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), has been quite publicly announcing that it will play an active role in the upcoming congressional elections, and this will likely be a warm up for the 2016 presidential vote. According to the NFIB on it’s new website Vote for Main Street, “The 2014 elections are set to serve [...]

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Senate Rejects Minimum Wage Increase: A Good Move or Political Posturing?
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Last week, a bill that would have raised the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 failed to pass in the Senate. While many small business groups were quick to applaud the move, the question remains: does this really help the economy or are we once again witnesses to the greatest political show on earth? [...]

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Small Businesses Being Caught in A War of Attrition?

A few days ago, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) released their monthly Small Business Optimism Survey, and it ain’t pretty. Not only has optimism among small business owners taken a nose dive, but growth-building activities such as hiring, making capital outlays, and increasing inventory have seemingly slowed down across the board. For the [...]

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The Biggest Business Mistake?… Borrowing Money!

The other week over at Small Business Trends, I saw an interesting poll. The sole question: “What’s your biggest business mistake?” Though there are various options to choose from, such as “Failing to market my business,” and “Selling myself short,” the overwhelming favorite response (at the time of writing it is holding at 86% of [...]

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Small Business Owners Still Sporting a Recessionary Mentality

We’re not out of the woods yet… The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) recently reported that its quarterly Index of Small Business Optimism fell 0.6 points in December to 92.6, closing off the 36th consecutive month of a recessionary reading.   Of the small businesses surveyed, sluggish sales continue to be a primary concern, [...]

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Small Business Owners Still Mired in Recession Mentality

The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Index of Small Business Optimism indicates that the recession is still going strong. According to September’s report, small business owners have been pessimistic since January 2008, when the index dropped below 93. The report examined various factors, including employment, capital spending, sales, earnings, and credit. In most areas, [...]

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