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Small Business Owners Optimistic About the Future

May 3, 2011 Josh Wolford

Every year since the 60’s, U.S. Presidents have declared one week out of the year "small business week."  This year, President Obama has declared May 16th – 20th as such.  In honor of this Braun Research, at the behest of Capital One Bank, has conducted a survey of nearly 2000 […]

Small Businesses Shift Focus To Growth

April 14, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Small business focus has moved from survival to growth for the first time since 2006, according to the American Express Open Small Business Monitor. Six months ago, the Open Small Business Monitor indicated small businesses were doing better, due in part to streamlining operations and cutting costs over the course […]

Rising Prices Could Slow Consumer Spending

April 11, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Nearly three- quarters (74%) of Americans  believe higher prices could slow their spending in the coming months, according to a new survey from Deloitte. The survey found that mobile and social connections are helping shoppers make better buying decisions in the wake of the recession. Households in the United States […]

How Businesses Can Capitalize on New Consumer Trends

March 22, 2011 Abby Johnson

A new study from the National Retail Federation and BIGresearch bears good news for all. The research found that Americans are becoming more generous with their spending habits, especially in regards to small luxury items. More SmallBusinessNewz Videos As the above video explains, during the recession, most consumers were forced […]

Americans More Optimistic About Economic Outlook

March 10, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Americans indicate their financial future looks brighter, due to a more optimistic economic outlook, according to a new report from the Principal Financial Group. Despite the economic difficulties of the past two years, more than a quarter (28 percent) of employees and 20 percent of retirees are optimistic regarding their […]

Better Labor Laws Could Create 50,000 New Businesses

March 2, 2011 Mike Sachoff

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said today states could create nearly 750,00 jobs and 50,000 new businesses by streamlining employment regulations.  The Chamber released a study, conducted by Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Navigant Economics, revealing that states with the largest burden of labor and employment regulation are missing opportunities  to […]

Americans Continue Positive Feelings About Economy

February 10, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Americans  optimism about the economy and personal finances continues to increase  but many need to improve their financial behavior , according to a new survey by Chase. “Consumers continue to have concerns about the general direction of the country and about the economy, but are more optimistic now than just […]

Small Business Owner Optimism Moves Higher

February 9, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Small business owners showed growing confidence in the economic recovery with increased optimism for the second straight quarter, according to the new Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey. Measuring business owner optimism across the nation, the latest Index score rose another 16 points this quarter, lifting out of negative territory […]

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