Research Foundation

Find the latest research, polls and information on critical small business trends, including NFIB’s well-known monthly Small Business Economic Trends report.

Small Business Economic Trends, April 2015 »

The Index of Small Business Optimism increased 1.7 points to 96.9 in April, this in spite of a quarter of virtually no economic growth.

APRIL 2015 Report

Holly Wade, Director of Research and Policy Analysis
Testified before a Senate Finance Committee on
The Affordable Care Act At Five Years

Holly-Wade-Testimony

watch the full testimony
Read Ms. Wade's Testimony

Tax Survey

New small business tax study

NFIB's Research Foundation randomly sampled 12,500 NFIB members between mid-November and mid-December, 2012 and asked them about a range of issues concerning the current federal tax code. Here's how small business owners responded about how much taxes impact their ability to operate their businesses.
Read the study