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Jim Blasingame
On Memorial Day, amidst picnics and other gatherings, we honor all who paid the ultimate price in service to this country – including small business owners and employees – in defense of our freedom... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg, NFIB Chief Economist, reports, "Cost pressures remain the top issue for small business owners, including historically high levels of owners raising compensation to keep and attract... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
According to Bill Dunkelberg, NFIB Chief Economist, “Small business optimism has reached the lowest level since 2012 as owners continue to manage numerous economic headwinds. Inflation has once aga... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports, "While inflation pressures have eased since peaking in 2021, small business owners are still managing the elevated costs of higher prices and interest ... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
According to NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg, "Inflation and labor quality have consistently been a tough complication for small business owners, and they are not convinced that it will get be... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
According to Bill Dunkelberg, NFIB Chief Economist, "Small business owners continue to make appropriate business adjustments in response to the ongoing economic challenges they’re facing. In Januar... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
According to NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg, small business owners are still having issues finding workers to fill vacancies, plus inflation continues to be a concern. » More
Jim Blasingame
Thanksgiving in America celebrates one of the great moments in the annals of serendipity: Squanto and the Mayflower pilgrims working together to become a critical part of the foundation of the most... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB is celebrating 50 years of the Small Business Economic Trends survey, but small business owners are not feeling optimistic in the current economic environment. » More
Jim Blasingame
Thank you to ALL who swore the military oath, served honorably, and made themselves available to a grateful nation. Happy Veterans Day! » More