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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

NFIB Small Business Economic Trends, September 2014

The Index of Small Business Optimism rose 0.4 points in August to 96.1, making it the second highest reading since October 2007. Expectations are still glum, although improving grudgingly. More owners still think business conditions will be worse in six months than think they will be better.
SEPTEMBER 2014 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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