Small Business Trends and Research

Find the latest research, polls, and information on critical small business trends, including NFIB’s well-known monthly Small Business Economic Trends report.

Small Business Economic Trends:
April 2020»

Small business optimism took another dive in April, falling 5.5 points to 90.9, with owners expressing certainty the economy will weaken in the near-term, but expecting it to improve over the next six months. The Optimism Index has fallen 13.6 points over the last two months, with nine of 10 Index components declining in April and one improving.

April 2020 REPORT

Tax Survey Part I

Tax Survey I

NFIB’s Research Center randomly sampled 20,000 NFIB members between February and April 2018 and asked about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Here’s how small business owners responded about the new law.

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Tax Survey Part II One Year Later

Tax Survey II

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, One Year Later, Part II

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NFIB Problems and Priorities 2016

NFIB Small Business Problems and Priorities

This is the ninth edition of this publication. The volumes are among the NFIB Research Foundation’s most popular publications and therefore have become a staple.

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The Affordable Care Act At Five Years

Holly Wade, Director of Research and Policy Analysis Testifies before a Senate Finance Committee

Holly-Wade-Testimony

watch the full testimony Read Ms. Wade's Testimony

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