Tag: economy

Small business survey affirms positive U.S. economic outlook

I think Wells Fargo and Gallup could have used a Magic Eight Ball to summarize the findings of their most recent Small Business Index Scores: Outlook good. The 2018 Q1 index came in at 106, down merely one point from its decade-high level of 107 notched in the final quarter of 2017. Some highlights of […]

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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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