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Small Business Economic Trends Survey Has Given Voice To Business Owners Since 1973

In October 1973, the NFIB office in San Mateo, California mailed a survey to NFIB members on the unique issues facing small business owners. Forty years later, the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends Survey is widely regarded as the leading indicator of small business sentiment about the economy and major legislative and regulatory issues. "Wilson Johnson was NFIB president at the time, and he was a real visionary, buying into the notion that the membership was NFIB's real asset," said Bill Dunkelberg, NFIB’s chief economist. At the time, there was very little information in Washington about the health of the

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