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Small Business Economic Trends, Dec. 2014 »

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Survey rose 2.3 points to 100.4 in December, its highest level since October of 2006, with positive gains in eight of 10 indices. The results are a strong signal that American small businesses could be finally shaking off the effects of the Great Recession.

DECEMBER 2014 Report

Small Business Optimism was Up in December

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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