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.
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