small business

Optimism rose among U.S. small business owners in January as jobs were added and wages were raised. Looking ahead, however, expectations for more improvement declined slightly.
Paul Ausick
The National Federation of Independent Business reported Tuesday that small business owners' optimism rose to an 18-month high in November.
Paul Ausick
The National Federation of Independent Business Tuesday morning reported that its small business optimism index rose in October.
Paul Ausick
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has released a monthly Business Leaders Survey, which is a semi-live reading as the data is for October.
Jon C. Ogg
Small business optimism slips again but remains generally positive as well as uncertain.
Paul Ausick
It appears that worry about the economy has started to catch up to small businesses owners. One of the primary barometers of their sentiment was released Tuesday, and the results were troubling,...
Douglas A. McIntyre
The National Federation of Independent Business reported Tuesday morning that small business optimism rose by near two points in July. Business owners are particularly optimistic about the U.S....
Paul Ausick
The small business optimism index dipped slightly in June as owners cut back on plans for new hiring and capital spending.
Paul Ausick
The small business optimism index rose to its highest level since December following a strong first-quarter for the U.S. economy.
Paul Ausick
Small business owners remain guarded in their outlook for the U.S. economy and for their own sales according to the monthly report from the National Federation of Independent Business.
Paul Ausick
Small business optimism rose less than economists expected in February following a big tumble in January primarily due to the partial government shutdown that had begun in late December.
Paul Ausick
Small business optimism dropped by more than three points in January just six months after posting a record high.
Paul Ausick
Small business optimism dipped slightly month over month in December, and the year ended with a record number of job openings, stronger plans to create more jobs, and more investment in inventory.
Paul Ausick
Small business owners' optimism flagged in November, dropping nearly three points on the National Federation of Independent Business optimism index. Expectations for improvement in the U.S. economy...
Paul Ausick
Small business optimism is slowly retreating from all-time highs posted in August, but the National Federation of Independent Business sees continued economic and employment growth through the end of...
Paul Ausick