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Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Small Business Optimism Index slipped 3.2 points in January, as owners continued hiring and investing, but expressed rising concern about future eco... » More
Jim Blasingame
Current headlines may lead you to think the economy is slowing dramatically and small business optimism is declining. Jim Blasingame challenges you to put the news in context and be a more discerni... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports small business optimism is virtually unchanged this month, but finding qualified workers is still the biggest challenge. » More
Jim Blasingame
In the economy and in small business, information can become dangerously disconnected from reality. Jim Blasingame reminds us to spend less time listening to talking heads and more time listening t... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports small business optimism posted a modest decline in November with a reading of 104.8, while continuing its exceptionally strong two-year trend. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Index marked two years of continued historic readings according to the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index October reading of 107.4. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Index continued its historic 23-month positive trend, with a reading of 107.9 in September, the third highest reading in the survey’s 45-year history. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the index shattered the record set 35 years ago, with job creation plans and unfilled job openings both setting new records, the percentage of small bus... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the index has its second highest level marked its second highest level in the survey’s 45-year history at 107.9, rising to within 0.1 point of the July ... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the index has averaged an unprecedented 105.4, well above the 45-year average of 98 and rivaling the all-time high of 108.0 in July 1983. » More