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NFIB Small Business Economic Trends, November 2013
The NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism lost 2.3 points to 91.6. Two components, the outlook for business conditions and the outlook for real sales gains, accounted for 52% of the Index decline. A weaker outlook for business produced dissatisfaction with inventory stocks, and fewer plans to create new jobs.
November 2013 Report
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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