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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, Jan. 2014 »

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Survey for January slipped 2.5 points to 97.9 with seven components dropping, one unchanged, and two slightly increasing. Still, the Index shows the small business sector is operating in an ordinary fashion.   

January 2015 Report


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.
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