• Small-business optimism jumps on expansion plans

    4 days ago - By Finance Commerce

    Optimism among small companies in the U.S. rose more than forecast in January, fueled by a record number of owners who said now was a good time to expand, according to a National Federation of Independent Business survey released Tuesday. The overall index rose by 2 points to 106.9 , close to November's ...
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  • 'Main Street is roaring': Wages are rising, survey says

    4 days ago - By CNN Mone

    Small businesses are feeling optimistic and raising wages, according to a report from the National Federation of Independent Business.
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  • What to Do When Laptops and Silence Take Over Your Cafe?

    4 days ago - By NY Times

    Faced with remote workers, small-business owners are scrambling for a strategy: Cultivate those customers, unplug the Wi-Fi - or both.
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  • Small Business Optimism Index Increased in January, "Difficulty of finding qualified workers" is Top Problem

    Small Business Optimism Index Increased in January, "Difficulty of finding qualified workers" is Top Problem

    4 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    From the National Federation of Independent Business : Record Number of Small Business Owners Say ‘Now is Good Time to Expand'
    The Index of Small Business Optimism gained 2.0 points in January, rising to 106.9, again one of the strongest readings in the 45-year history of the NFIB surveys. The highest reading of 108.0 was reached in July 1983 and the lowest reading of 79.7 occurred in April 1980.
    Job creation was solid in the small-business sector as owners reported a seasonally adjusted average employment change per firm of 0.23 workers, a strong showing. The lack of “qualified” workers...
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