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NFIB Small Business Economic Trends, May 2013
After last month’s disappointing drop in small business confidence, April’s Index of Small Business Optimism rose 2.6 points to 92.1, just above the recovery average of 90.7. In April’s report, 4 Index components rose, 2 fell and 4 were unchanged. Yet pessimism abounds within the sector, as still far more of those surveyed expect business conditions to be worse in 6 months than those who think they will be better.
May 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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