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Optimism among small business owners is strong, according to the latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index conducted April 1-5. The survey also revealed that over half of business owners reported little impact to their tax situation... Read Story
May 10, 2019, 07:25 AM


U.S. entrepreneurs continue to project a strong business outlook this spring even as confidence in the national and local economy weakened, according to the spring 2019 Bank of America Business Advantage Small Business Owner Report. Health care costs... Read Story
May 06, 2019, 07:30 AM


CFOs overwhelmingly expect a U.S. downturn by the end of 2020, with a slowdown seen as much more likely than a recession, according the Deloitte CFO Signals Survey. Their expectations for growth in revenue, earnings, hiring and wages declined (only... Read Story
April 17, 2019, 07:02 AM


A new survey of more than 1,200 small business owners by OnDeck finds 37 percent of those surveyed expect the tax changes in the Federal Tax Cuts and Job Act to have a positive impact on their businesses. Forty-one percent of small businesses expect... Read Story
April 09, 2019, 07:00 AM


In 2018, the vast majority of organizations reported being highly optimistic about the overall health of the economy as well as the fiscal health of their individual companies in the first Treasury Perspectives Survey. This year, optimism has waned... Read Story
March 14, 2019, 07:10 AM


Most equipment leasing and finance executives believe blockchain technology is relevant and offers a competitive advantage, but few have acted on it, according to a new report by Deborah Reuben and The Alta Group. The authors of this report advise... Read Story
March 07, 2019, 07:10 AM


A survey by QuickBridge states 83 percent of business owners expect their business sales to increase over the next year. The Q4 survey data assessed small business owners' expectations for business growth and the U.S. economy in 2019.Highlights from... Read Story
January 18, 2019, 06:50 AM


Balboa Capital announced the results of its Q1 2019 small business owner survey, which was conducted to gauge economic confidence and gain a better understanding of capital investment and hiring plans for the next 12 months. The responses of the... Read Story
January 16, 2019, 07:25 AM


Deloitte’s CFO Signals survey for the fourth quarter 2018 of chief financial officers, representing many of North America’s largest and most influential companies, reveals optimism regarding the future of North American, European and Chinese... Read Story
January 14, 2019, 07:20 AM


Driving down operating costs ranks as the top business challenge in a global executive survey from KPMG, but leaders overseeing the numbers view a bigger challenge – enabling digital transformation.According to KPMG’s 3Q 2018 Global Insights Pulse... Read Story
November 30, 2018, 07:15 AM


Balboa Capital conducted its annual Section 179 Tax Deduction survey to assess small business owners’ knowledge and usage of this IRS tax code. The survey results reveal that an overwhelming majority of small business owners, 80 percent, plan to use... Read Story
November 28, 2018, 07:19 AM


Fleet Advantage released the second part of its recent annual benchmarking survey, with topics on procurement and disposal of Class-8 heavy-duty trucks for private fleet and for-hire carriers.According to the survey, the same number of respondents... Read Story
November 14, 2018, 07:15 AM


Balboa Capital announced the results of its fourth quarter survey conducted to gauge the investment plans of small business owners for the final months of 2018. The results reveal 8 in 10 SBOs are planning to invest in new equipment, technology and... Read Story
October 24, 2018, 07:30 AM


As the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) lease accounting standards' effective date for U.S. publicly traded companies nears on Jan. 1, 2019, executives continue to indicate concern over... Read Story
August 02, 2018, 06:55 AM


Months from the Jan. 1, 2019 deadline, public companies are struggling to address embedded leases, lease abstracting and integrating new lease accounting software within legacy systems in their efforts to achieve compliance with the Financial... Read Story
July 31, 2018, 07:15 AM


Fleet Advantage announced its latest industry survey showing where there’s a significant lack of communication between fleet operations and finance departments within many organizations with a private fleet.Where Is the Lack of Communication?The... Read Story
July 11, 2018, 07:20 AM


More than 9 in 10 U.S. manufacturing CEOs are confident their companies are keeping pace with technology disruption and innovation, according to the 2018 KPMG Global Manufacturing Outlook. Conversely, only-two thirds of global manufacturing CEOs... Read Story
July 11, 2018, 07:05 AM


Middle market executives are more positive about the health of their businesses and more optimistic about their prospects for future growth than at any time in the last three years, according to the findings of a new survey conducted by The Harris... Read Story
June 28, 2018, 07:25 AM


Corporate financial professionals have increased their bullishness about the economy and for their individual companies over the past year, according to a survey released today by Strategic Treasurer and TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®. Bank... Read Story
March 23, 2018, 07:30 AM


Prime Advantage, the leading group purchasing organization for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its ninth edition of the CFO Survey, revealing the financial projections and top concerns of industrial manufacturing companies. The... Read Story
March 31, 2017, 07:00 AM


U.S. economic growth has long been dependent on the health of America’s 28 million small businesses. According to a new survey, these businesses are gearing up for growth by investing financially in their businesses. The Small Business Growth Survey... Read Story
September 13, 2016, 07:22 AM


GE Capital has released a national survey of C-suite executives at middle market companies (ranging from $10 million to less than $1 billion in sales). The survey includes an analysis of the Food and Beverage industry.KEY FINDINGS - The most... Read Story
December 18, 2014, 07:00 AM


Mid-market executives’ confidence in the US economy soars in Deloitte’s Fall 2014 Mid-Market Perspectives report, as 45 percent of executives say they expect the economy to improve in the next 24 months—compared with just 10 percent in Spring 2014.... Read Story
December 08, 2014, 07:02 AM


Executives at middle-market companies across the United States are ready to pull the trigger on transactions aimed at growing their businesses and creating jobs, according to new research commissioned by CohnReznick LLP, a top ten accounting, tax... Read Story
August 14, 2014, 06:43 AM


Linedata announced the results of its third annual survey on the priorities and challenges facing the global lending and leasing community.  Back to growth, but in a new environment... Economic figures and analyst surveys indicate that growth is back... Read Story
June 27, 2014, 06:50 AM


A new survey from TD Bank reveals a surge in both economic optimism and capital spending plans among middle market and large corporate finance executives. According to TD Bank's fourth Annual CFO Survey, nearly 60% of respondents are optimistic about... Read Story
May 08, 2014, 06:52 AM


Optimism for the nation’s economic outlook among U.S. business leaders reached its highest level since 2004, according to the latest data from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), a survey of more than 3,300 business leaders in 45... Read Story
April 28, 2014, 06:39 AM


Business owners and top decision-makers are more optimistic about their own businesses in 2014 than they are about the overall U.S. economy, according to an annual survey sponsored by SunTrust Banks, Inc. Sixty-five percent of leaders in companies... Read Story
April 25, 2014, 07:00 AM


According to the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM), the U.S. middle market saw a 5% increase in revenue growth compared to the S&P 500’s 1% revenue increase last year – demonstrating the mid-market’s position as a key engine of growth for... Read Story
April 25, 2014, 06:15 AM


Thanks to an improving economy, U.S. businesses are expected to increase sales and profits this year, according to the 2014 Chase Business Leaders Outlook. Among the 3,500 business leaders surveyed, nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of middle market... Read Story
April 23, 2014, 06:30 AM


During the past year, chief financial officers (CFOs) have grown significantly more confident in the U.S. economy, according to the 2013 Spring CFO Survey from Grant Thornton LLP. The survey findings reveal that 45 percent of respondents believe the... Read Story
May 16, 2013, 07:05 AM


A new survey from TD Bank  found that despite the challenges facing them, more than half (60 percent) of small business owners feel their business is performing at expected levels so far in 2013.TD Bank's survey, which polled more than 600 small... Read Story
May 07, 2013, 07:05 AM


American businesses are cautiously optimistic about their performance this year amid a growing uncertainty surrounding the U.S. economy, according to the 2013 Chase Business Leaders Outlook. More than half of the 3,500 small and mid-sized businesses... Read Story
April 25, 2013, 07:32 AM


On the heels of a pessimistic outlook during the fourth quarter of 2012, U.S. business leaders show signs of increased optimism in the performance of the nation’s economy according to the latest data from the Grant Thornton International Business... Read Story
April 10, 2013, 07:15 AM


Business executives are significantly less pessimistic about the U.S. economy and their own businesses’ prospects than they were at the end of 2012, according to the first quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief executive officers... Read Story
March 11, 2013, 07:00 AM


Sageworks reported private companies in the United States continued to grow sales and expand their net profit margins in the period ending in January 2013. Private-company credit risk also appears to be improving, with the average private company’s... Read Story
March 04, 2013, 07:12 AM


The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) announced that the U.S. middle market added an estimated $650 billion in new revenue and more than 1 million jobs in 2012 based on findings in the NCMM’s 2012 fourth-quarter Middle Market Indicator.... Read Story
January 24, 2013, 07:42 AM


According to the most recent data released by Sageworks, privately held companies have improved two financial metrics that are often indicators of default risk, which suggests they are better positioned to borrow than at any point in the last few... Read Story
January 16, 2013, 07:20 AM


The uncertainty surrounding the “fiscal cliff” is directly impacting the strategic decisions of many U.S. business owners, according to a new survey by Sageworks, a financial information company. In the survey, accounting professionals were asked to... Read Story
December 20, 2012, 06:59 AM


Nearly 70 percent of chief financial officers of U.S. companies believe the U.S. economy will either improve or remain stable during the next six months, according to the 2012 Fall CFO Survey from Grant Thornton LLP. The survey findings reveal that... Read Story
December 13, 2012, 08:00 AM


CRN reported that IBM’s 2012 Global CEO Study, which interviewed more than 1,700 executives worldwide, shows the convergence of new technologies such as social networking and mobility is changing how IT is being purchased and used in corporate... Read Story
November 13, 2012, 07:08 AM


While economic uncertainty at the national level is a top concern among middle market executives, many still believe that their companies are on solid ground. More than half (53%) say that their companies are stronger today than before the Great... Read Story
September 27, 2012, 08:31 AM


Confidence in economic growth declined sharply in the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch CFO Outlook survey, with U.S. financial executives expressing concerns about several potential impacts on the nation’s economy. Only 36 percent of financial... Read Story
September 26, 2012, 07:58 AM


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) announced the results of a nationwide survey of small businesses and manufacturers. The results cast a harsh light on the state of the U.S.... Read Story
September 26, 2012, 07:14 AM


Less than one third (27.5%) of bankers believe their local economy will improve in the next six months, according to Grant Thornton LLP’s annual Bank Executive Survey, conducted in conjunction with Bank Director. The results reflect a steep drop from... Read Story
August 17, 2012, 07:33 AM


Despite more than one-third of polled small business owners reporting that they are somewhat or significantly understaffed, most don't plan to hire in the upcoming months, according to a new survey by TD Bank.TD Bank's survey – which polled more than... Read Story
July 31, 2012, 07:13 AM


The majority of U.S. industrial manufacturers who were surveyed remain optimistic regarding prospects for the U.S. economy, but sentiment about the global economic outlook continues to weaken, according to the Q2 2012 Manufacturing Barometer released... Read Story
July 27, 2012, 07:36 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for June was $8 billion, up 9.5... Read Story
July 25, 2012, 07:58 AM


Optimism on the global economy remains fleeting at best for CFOs from North America’s largest companies. According to the Deloitte CFO Signals survey, CFO optimism last quarter took a solidly positive turn after two dismal quarters to end 2011.... Read Story
June 29, 2012, 08:10 AM


The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) for June sits at 54.5, just slightly behind May’s reading of 54.6. The sub-index of favorable factors maintained a reading of 60.2, with the sub-index of unfavorable factors moving downward slightly to 50.6. The... Read Story
June 29, 2012, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the June 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
June 22, 2012, 08:00 AM


The second quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey reveals that business executives are more guarded about the twelve-month outlook for the U.S. economy than they were last quarter. The AICPA survey polls CEOs, CFOs, controllers, and CPAs in executive... Read Story
June 11, 2012, 08:00 AM


According to an article posted on CFO, private-company CFOs surveyed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) said they have enough cash or have even increased their cash this year, but they remain reluctant to deploy it.The... Read Story
June 08, 2012, 08:00 AM


A new survey of Northeast small business owners by TD Bank reveals that although confidence in the U.S. economy remains low, the majority of those polled expect to meet or improve revenues, and have stable or increased employee headcounts in the... Read Story
May 23, 2012, 07:30 AM


The May 2012 National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Outlook presents the consensus of macroeconomic forecasts from a panel of 54 professional forecasters. The survey, covering the outlook for 2012 and 2013, was conducted April 19- May 2... Read Story
May 22, 2012, 08:00 AM


Bank of America released its inaugural Small Business Owner Report, a semi-annual study exploring the concerns, aspirations and perspectives of small business owners across the country. The survey uncovers a sense of optimism about their own business... Read Story
May 18, 2012, 08:00 AM


Confidence about the US economy's 12-month outlook rose sharply this past quarter among executives surveyed for PwC US’s Private Company Trendsetter Barometer. Sixty percent of Trendsetter executives voiced optimism (up 21 points from the prior... Read Story
May 16, 2012, 07:00 AM


Economic growth is expected to continue in the United States throughout the remainder of 2012, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in their spring 2012 Semiannual Economic Forecast.Expectations for the remainder of 2012 continue to be... Read Story
May 09, 2012, 08:00 AM


Canadian chief financial officers of middle-market companies are positive about the current state of their own industry as well as the domestic economy, according to the first Canadian Mid-Market CFO Survey by GE Capital, Canada. Moreover, 40% of... Read Story
May 08, 2012, 07:30 AM


According to the National Federation of Independent Business, the Index of Small Business Optimism gained 2 points in April, settling at 94.5 after taking a dip in March. The reading is the highest since December 2007, however, April’s gain only... Read Story
May 08, 2012, 06:30 AM


U.S. financial executives are much more optimistic about the national economy than they were last fall, with nearly two-thirds expecting it to grow in 2012, but they remain cautious about the global economy, according to the latest Bank of America... Read Story
May 04, 2012, 07:30 AM


Results of the first quarter Phoenix Management “Lending Climate in America” Survey signal that lenders’ expect private equity regulation will occur despite the outcome of the presidential race.More than half (57%) of lenders responded that... Read Story
May 03, 2012, 06:30 AM


U.S. industrial manufacturers expect continued global economic growth in 2012, with optimism regarding the prospects for the U.S. economy continuing to rise, according to the Q1 2012 Manufacturing Barometer released by PwC US. Optimism regarding the... Read Story
May 02, 2012, 06:30 AM


Small business owners are finding it less difficult to obtain credit, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey (conducted April 2-6, 2012). Since the last survey in January, the number of small business owners who found... Read Story
May 01, 2012, 07:00 AM


The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) today announced that the middle market, a leading indicator of America's future competitiveness, grew at a rate of 8.4% in the past year, but expects future revenue growth will slow according to... Read Story
April 26, 2012, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the April 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today.  Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
April 20, 2012, 08:00 AM


Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its ninth semi-annual Group Outlook Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its Member companies for 2012. The findings show the... Read Story
April 20, 2012, 07:30 AM


U.S. chief financial officers (CFOs) of middle-market companies have grown more positive about the state of their industries and businesses as well as the state of the domestic economy over the last six months, according to the latest middle-market... Read Story
April 16, 2012, 07:30 AM


Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its fourth annual Group CFO Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its Member companies’ CFOs in 2012. CFOs continue to see... Read Story
March 26, 2012, 07:30 AM


International Rental News reported a significant number of contractors and other end users around the world plan to increase their use of rental services in the coming five years according to International Rental News' first ever‘Attitudes to Rental'... Read Story
March 12, 2012, 07:45 AM


According to results from the winter 2012 McGladrey Manufacturing and Distribution Monitor - a survey of middle-market manufacturing and distribution executives, which provides a unique look into the state of manufacturing on "Main Street" – the... Read Story
March 07, 2012, 08:00 AM


Growth projections remain strong among executives surveyed for PwC US’s Private Company Trendsetter Barometer: 78% expect positive growth over the next 12 months, with 35% projecting double-digit growth and 43% forecasting single-digit growth. The... Read Story
February 08, 2012, 06:30 AM