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News Stories (9 Results) - Small Business Confidence

Increased optimism among small businesses about the U.S. economy is carrying over to their banking relationships.Falling inflation, a friendlier Federal Reserve and diminishing concerns about a recession have elevated small business owners’ and... Read Story
February 21, 2024, 07:15 AM

Reuters reported borrowing by small businesses rose in October, according to the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the overall volume of financing to small U.S. companies. The index rose to 107.5 from an upwardly... Read Story
December 03, 2012, 07:25 AM

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released its latest Small Business Borrowers Poll, offering data and insight into the credit experiences of more than 500 regional small businesses. Results suggest that discouraged firms and those that could... Read Story
August 16, 2012, 07:15 AM

In a disappointing reversal of several months of slow but positive growth, June’s Index of Small Business Optimism dove three points, falling to 91.4. The decline is significant, and relinquished the gains achieved earlier this year. Only one of the... Read Story
July 10, 2012, 07:45 AM

The pace of investment by small businesses appears to be increasing. A study released Monday by PayNet, a data analytics firm making small business lending more profitable, shows that lending increased 12% month over month, which is the largest... Read Story
July 02, 2012, 07:50 AM

Dropping just a tenth-of-a-point in the month of May, the Nation Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Index of Small Business Optimism came in at 94.4. A reading of 94.4 is historically low and consistent with the sub-par performance of GDP and... Read Story
June 12, 2012, 07:40 AM

Revving the U.S. job engine requires more fuel from small businesses. This is according to a report released today by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank.Two and a half years following the end of Great Recession, hiring rates are still very low... Read Story
May 21, 2012, 07:00 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

After six months of gains, the Small-Business Optimism Index fell by almost 2 points in March, settling at 92.5. After a promising start to the year, nine of ten index components dropped last month, most notably hiring plans and expected real sales... Read Story
April 12, 2012, 07:30 AM