Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Small business confidence

  • WASHINGTON -- A key measure of US small-business confidence nudged higher in January to mark the fifth straight month of gains, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said Tuesday.
  • (New York Post)
  • The beleaguered state of the UK economy has been underlined by three separate reports revealing that Britains one million small and medium-sized businesses were facing their most difficult year since the recession of 2009.
  • (The Guardian)
  • Small business owners have more confidence and see growth ahead in 2012, according to the latest Citibank small business survey released today.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • "It is a decent confidence barometer," said Scott Wren, a senior equity strategist for Wells Fargo Advisors. "Investors are confident enough to buy some of these small companies, betting that the U.S. economy is going to continue to grow.
  • (New York Times)
  • As consumer confidence picks up, Zalal is expecting this years From restaurants to florists to specialty chocolate shops, Valentines Day is a bright spot for small-business coffers even in the dark days of winter.
  • (Nuwireinvestor.com)
  • Another report on Tuesday showed confidence among small U.S. business owners hit a four year-high in January, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.
  • (Reuters)
  • Separately, the National Federation of Independent Business also releases its small-business confidence index this morning.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Confidence among P.E.I. businesses dropped again slightly in January, according to the latest survey data from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. P.E.I.s business barometer index was 57.
  • (Prince Edward Island Guardian)
  • A small pack of willowy eastern-European models milled about Tarmy: Who are your customers? Browne: My business started out as a made-to-measure, custom suit business, and that's still a big part of what I do.
  • (Businessweek)

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