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, January 2016 »

The Index of Small Business Optimism fell 1.3 points from December, falling to 93.9.

 january 2016 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

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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