Bill Dunkelberg

NFIB Index: Why business expectations sunk small business optimism

Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index results which indicate small business owners fear the Biden administration will become a redux of the Obama era policies, which produced a lost decade for Main Street.

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Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to review the primary reasons 2020 presented unprecedented and multiple challenges for small businesses, and the possibility that 2021 will be different.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that small business optimism tanked in December, below the half-century average, because of the election results and COVID outbreak resurgence.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the recent NFIB Index that shows most small businesses are still not borrowing money, which has to be considered when plans are being made for new PPP funds.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index, that indicates that with all the challenges, small businesses still can’t find enough qualified workers.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to compare the NFIB Index responses for Q4 2020, to that of the 2016 election quarter, as a connection to the one common denominator – Joe Biden. Small businesses have seen this movie.