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NFIB Small Business Economic Trends, June 2013
The NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism rose 2.3 points to 94.4. This is the second highest reading since the recession started but not one signaling strong economic growth. Pessimism about the economy and future sales did moderate, 8 of the 10 Index components gained, but planned job creation fell a point and reported job creation stalled after 5 “up” months.
June 2013 Survey
Problems & Priorities
The cost of health insurance remains the top problem for small business in America—-as it has been for two decades. But "uncertainty" dominates the top five concerns in the eighth edition of NFIB's Small Business Problems & Priorities survey, which is based on the responses of 3,856 small business owners.
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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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