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Maine

Small Business Backs Collins for Reelection

NFIB cites Senator’s outstanding voting record on small business issues

Iowa

Small Business Backs Young to Take 3rd Congressional District Seat

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) cites candidate’s practical business experience and positions on key issues

Connecticut

Small Business Backs Greenberg in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) cites entrepreneur’s ability to create jobs

Minnesota

Minnesota Congressional Candidates Receive Backing From Small Business

Taking the fight to Washington on the behalf of small business.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Congressional Candidates Receive Backing From Small Business

NFIB applauds candidate’s history of empowering employers

Oregon

First Legacy Awards Event a Huge Success

Evening celebrating entrepreneurs past, present and future.

Healthcare

Small Businesses Work To Avoid Obamacare Penalties

Range of tactics being utilized

Oregon

Salem Businessman Nabs Second Honor

News Release--Jim Bernau named Small Business Champion of the Year.

 

Small Business Headlines

A Plan to Cut Costs and Crime: End Hurdle to Job After Prison - NYTimes.com

Date: October 24, 2014

Jack Mozloom, a spokesman for the National Federation of Independent Business, a lobbying group, said he was concerned that hiring decisions were being taken away from businesses. CONTINUE READING THE MAIN STORY 31 COMMENTS “Does everybody deserve a second chance? Of course,” Mr. Mozloom said. “But it’s up to me as the guy taking the risk to decide that this person is worth taking the risk. The fact that they have a criminal record proves that at one point in their lives they weren’t trustworthy.”

Raises right around the corner? - The Washington Post

Date: October 24, 2014

The National Federation of Independent Business showed that small- and medium-size businesses are also anticipating their compensation costs to rise in the coming three months. The net share expecting compensation costs to rise (that is, the percent saying they expected worker compensation to rise minus the percent saying they expected it to fall) was 15 percent in September. The last time it was higher was October 2007.

Why small business optimism remains mired at recessionary levels - Market Realist

Date: October 24, 2014

The National Federation of Independent Business is a monthly report that contains a wealth of information regarding trends for small businesses. It examines labor markets, plans for capital expenditures, credit availability, inventory and sales data, inflation, earnings, and economic outlook. The survey goes back to 1986, so it’s useful to compare current conditions with prior peaks and valleys.

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