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Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased 1.5 points to 105.0 in May, rivaling historic highs. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased 1.7 points to 103.5. Sales improved in April, the inventory soft spot seen in last month’s report rebou... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased 0.1 points to 101.8 in March, a historically strong level and an indication that small businesses conti... » More
Jim Blasingame
The only positive to accrue to the Main Street economy during the lost decade (2007-2016) is the unprecedented financial strengthening of America's small business sector, which, just last month, br... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index improved modestly in February, increasing 0.5 points to 101.7, and small businesses broke a 45-year-record for ne... » More
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