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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, May 2015 »

The Index of Small Business Optimism increased 1.4 points to 98.3 in May, in spite of 5 months of lousy growth. May is the best reading since the 100.4 December reading, but nothing to write home about.

MAY 2015 Report

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


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.
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