TAG: optimism

What I’m Reading Wednesday: Everything’s amazing

February 5, 2014By

There’s just one link I’d like to share this week, and I hope everyone clicks through to read it. We all need a little positivity sometimes, especially when it’s based in facts and not merely good cheer. “50 Reasons We’re Living Through the Greatest Period in World History” The Motley Fool I’m absolutely fascinated by this post about how we... read more

Small business confidence sputters, NFIB says

July 9, 2013By

Small business optimism remained in tepid territory in June, as the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB’s) monthly Small Business Optimism Index dropped just under a point (0.9) and landed at 93.5, effectively ending any hope of a revival in confidence among job creators. Six of the ten Index components fell, two rose and two were unchanged. While job creation... read more

Small business confidence drags

February 13, 2013By

Small-business owner confidence continues to drag, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index. The Index gained 0.9 points, rising to 88.9, failing to regain the losses caused by last month’s “fiscal cliff” scare. Expectations for improved business conditions increased by five points, but remain overwhelmingly low—negative 30 percent—the fourth lowest reading in survey history.... read more