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Businesses Acquiring Funding, Yet Optimism Still Declines

August 4, 2011 Josh Wolford

The latest business feedback survey from the National Small Business Association comes as the stock market has one of its worst days in recent memory. U.S. stocks took a dive today in the biggest drop since the 2008 financial crisis.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped over 500 points as […]

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 Business Owners To Add More Than 3 Million Jobs In 2011

March 16, 2011 Mike Sachoff

U.S. small business owners plan to add nearly 3.8 million jobs this year, according to the latest Small Business Success Index, released by the Center for Excellence in Service at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and partner Network Solutions. When asked about their hiring plans […]

Small Business Climate Making Turnaround

January 20, 2011 Mike Sachoff

The majority (93%) of small and mid-sized businesses plan to keep staff and add new hires this year, according to a new survey from human resources firm Insight Performance. The Small Business and Human Resources 2011 Outlook Survey also found that 38% of companies plan to offer base-pay raises, as […]

CIOs See Growth In The Fourth Quarter

September 9, 2010 Mike Sachoff

Chief information officers (CIOs) expect a modest increase in hiring in the fourth quarter, according to a new report from Robert Half Technology. Nine percent of chief information officers (CIOs) plan to add information technology (IT) staff and 6 percent foresee cutbacks before the end of the year. The net […]

Report: 25,000 New Small Business Jobs in May

May 28, 2010 Chris Crum

Intuit, the maker of such financial software as Quicken, QuickBooks, and TurboTax, has released its monthly Small Business Employment Index report for May. The report is based on aggregate and anonymous online employment data from about 50,000 small business employers, each with less than 20 employees, which use Intuit’s Online […]

Is Small Business Employment on the Way Up?

March 1, 2010 Chris Crum

Intuit, the software vendor responsible for such popular financial software like Quicken, QuickBooks, and TurboTax, has released its monthly report, the Small Business Employment Index. The main finding of this month’s report is that small businesses are showing signs of an economic rebound. The findings were based on data from […]

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