Tag: economy

Need reasons to be more optimistic? Read this.

Optimism comes in many varieties and throughout the last year, we’ve seen that small business optimism in general has been running high. In addition to this, a recent targeted survey on optimism has made me even more optimistic about the current streak of optimism running through small business owners. Let me explain my optimistic view […]

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Paychex survey and Fed report in sync on economy

“Moderate” was the watchword in two recent business-related economic reports. Jobs, wages, and prices all increased at a moderate rate according to The Paychex-IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch for February and the Fed’s Beige Book report. The monthly Paychex survey shows a slight deceleration in hourly earning growth. In January, it hit an annualized […]

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Small biz optimism at near-record levels: Don’t miss the boat!

There has been a lot of hopeful talk that the current economic growth will continue in a way similar to what the country experienced during and immediately after the Reagan years. While it’s far too early to be making those comparisons, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Index of Small Business Optimism hit “Reaganesque” levels in […]

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