FREE SUBSCRIPTION Includes: The Advisor Daily eBlast + Exclusive Content + Professional Network Membership: JOIN NOW LOGIN
Skip Navigation LinksHome / ...

Equipment Finance Advisor Search Results

News Stories (150 Results) - Survey

In a poll conducted by a trade association, since new California disclosure rules were implemented in December 2022, 40 percent of respondents were found to be “no longer lending” to prospective borrowers who fall within the regulations’ threshold of... Read Story
March 22, 2023, 07:18 AM

Inflation continues to be the top challenge for restaurants as they look ahead to 2023, according to a survey conducted by TD Bank at the 2022 Restaurant Finance and Development Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The poll collected insight from 300... Read Story
March 22, 2023, 07:15 AM

Service providers in the equipment finance industry can gain insights into serving members of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) from a recent survey conducted by the association’s Service Providers Business Council Steering... Read Story
March 01, 2023, 07:15 AM

Based on the results of PNC's latest semi-annual survey of small and mid-sized businesses, which concluded Feb. 6, it appears that resilient business owners are defying predictions of an economic downturn later this year. In fact, business owner... Read Story
February 28, 2023, 07:13 AM

Fleet Advantage announced the results of its latest industry benchmarking survey where the company took the pulse of industry leaders on topics ranging from the use of alternate-fuel trucks; equipment finance trends; and strategies for environment... Read Story
February 09, 2023, 07:15 AM

Balboa Capital, a division of Ameris Bank that specializes in equipment financing and small business loans, announced the results from its survey that asked small business owners about their Small Business Administration (SBA) loan borrowing... Read Story
January 20, 2023, 07:10 AM

Provident Bank released the results of its 2023 Economic Outlook Survey. The survey polled 1,000 small-to-medium-sized business owners and executives and explores predictions for 2023’s economic outlook in addition to measuring respondents' thoughts... Read Story
January 13, 2023, 07:03 AM

The majority of small and midsize U.S. business leaders anticipate a recession in 2023, according to JPMorgan Chase’s 2023 annual Business Leaders Outlook survey released today. In total, 65 percent of midsize businesses and 61 percent of small... Read Story
January 05, 2023, 07:15 AM

Each quarter, CFO Signals tracks the thinking and actions of leading CFOs representing North America's largest and most influential companies. Since 2010, the survey has provided key insights into the business environment, company priorities and... Read Story
December 29, 2022, 07:22 AM

The movement towards more technology investment for accountants is driven first and foremost by the need for efficiency, streamlined workflows and added value to their business, according to the latest Annual Accountants Survey: Top Challenges & Tech... Read Story
November 14, 2022, 07:00 AM

In the 16 months between two U.S. Bank CFO surveys, finance leaders faced a wave of new challenges, from high inflation to the effects of the war in Ukraine. The 2022 U.S. Bank CFO Insights Report found that finance leaders’ priorities have shifted... Read Story
November 02, 2022, 07:20 AM

Provident Bank released the results of its 2022 National Labor/Staffing Shortage Survey. The survey includes insights from 1,000 hiring managers and department heads, small business owners, recruitment and talent acquisition specialists, and... Read Story
October 24, 2022, 07:10 AM

A new International Data Corporation (IDC) survey of senior business executives from around the world found that 59 percent believe there will be a recession in the coming year. Moreover, nearly 30 percent of those who believe a recession will occur... Read Story
September 26, 2022, 07:18 AM

The NFIB Research Center released the latest industry-specific Small Business Economic Trends report highlighting small businesses in the construction, manufacturing, retail, and services industries. The overall Optimism Index in July was 89.9.“Small... Read Story
September 15, 2022, 07:06 AM

Small and mid-size business owners and executives have an optimistic outlook about the near-term future of their businesses as they ride out inflationary pressures, supply chain disruptions and political and geopolitical uncertainties related to the... Read Story
September 09, 2022, 07:17 AM

With increasing economic uncertainty, 83 percent of executives are focusing their business strategy on growth, according to the latest PwC Pulse: Managing business risks in 2022. That uncertainty has become the standard with business leaders feeling... Read Story
August 19, 2022, 07:25 AM

As the U.S. economy faces decades-high inflation, soaring interest rates and continued supply chain and labor shortages, midsize business leaders across the country are increasingly cautious in their economic outlooks, according to JPMorgan Chase’s... Read Story
June 28, 2022, 06:45 AM

The NFIB Research Center released a new survey assessing the impact inflation is having on small businesses. Small business owners first signaled inflation issues in the summer of 2021 when NFIB’s Small Business Economic Trends survey found... Read Story
April 28, 2022, 07:17 AM

Social responsibility (SR) is a high priority for executives across for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations, and serving the social good is perceived as becoming more important – even essential – for most organizations, according to a new... Read Story
March 24, 2022, 07:05 AM

Businesses are investing in technology to expand online operations and facilitate remote work during the pandemic. But many of those same businesses are also eager to see their employees return to the workplace in greater numbers over the long... Read Story
March 17, 2022, 07:15 AM

The pandemic has permanently altered the consumer-restaurant relationship with operators investing in technology and real estate to align with changing consumer preferences, according to the 2021 Restaurant Franchise Pulse survey, conducted by TD... Read Story
January 07, 2022, 07:10 AM

Cerebro Capital, a commercial loan marketplace, released its Q3 2021 survey on non-bank lending for middle-market commercial and industrial (C&I) loans. Cerebro reports lenders continued to ease lending standards, making it easier for businesses to... Read Story
December 29, 2021, 07:14 AM

The results of a nationwide survey conducted by Balboa Capital, a business lender specializing in equipment financing and small business loans, reveal 82 percent of small business owners (SBOs) plan to use Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code to... Read Story
December 22, 2021, 07:19 AM

With the final ASC 842 lease accounting compliance deadline finally in sight, private companies are quickly shifting focus after 73 percent deprioritized their lease accounting transition in 2020, according to a new report, “To the ASC 842 Finish... Read Story
December 15, 2021, 07:04 AM

Balboa Capital, a business lender that specializes in small business loans and equipment financing, announced the results of its Q3 2021 Small Business Owner Survey, which was sent to a sample of small business owners (SBOs) nationwide during the... Read Story
October 06, 2021, 07:07 AM

Fleet Advantage announced results of its latest fleet industry benchmarking survey showing how trends in fuel economy, maintenance, environmental concerns and procurement strategies have changed since last year. Procurement Strategies & Lease... Read Story
September 09, 2021, 07:13 AM

Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation, released its annual 2021 Business Barometer, an in-depth study into the mood, mindset and strategic priorities of nearly 1,200 leaders at small and middle market companies across the United... Read Story
July 30, 2021, 07:10 AM

Global consulting firm, AlixPartners, launched its annual Turnaround & Transformation Survey, which reveals that more than half of restructuring experts from across the U.S. and Europe (56 percent) said that their clients performed better during the... Read Story
June 15, 2021, 07:18 AM

Small business owners (SBOs) report they are doing better than expected as the economy continues to gain steam amid the waning pandemic, according to the results of the 2021 Small Business Survey, released by TD Bank. The survey polled more than 750... Read Story
May 04, 2021, 07:00 AM

Balboa Capital, a direct lender that specializes in small business loans and equipment financing, announced the results of its Q2 2021 Small Business Owner Survey, which was conducted to gauge small business owner confidence, measure the strength of... Read Story
April 30, 2021, 07:19 AM

LeaseAccelerator announced results of the 2021 Global Lease Accounting Survey conducted with Ernst & Young LLP (EY). While lease accounting standards for public companies have been around since 2019, the results show that there is still a significant... Read Story
March 19, 2021, 07:18 AM

The NFIB Research Center released its latest COVID-19 survey on the impact the pandemic has had on small businesses. This survey was conducted after the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) was signed into law, which reopened and modified... Read Story
February 09, 2021, 07:15 AM

With economies contracting and unemployment rising, credit risk has moved to the top of the risk management agenda, according to Deloitte’s biennial survey on the state of risk management in the financial services industry globally.Twenty percent of... Read Story
February 08, 2021, 07:19 AM

Balboa Capital announced the results of its “Small Business Trends for 2021 Survey” which was conducted to uncover key insights about emerging business trends for the new year. The survey, which was sent to a sample of small business owners and... Read Story
February 03, 2021, 07:20 AM

While COVID-19 has meant tremendous economic hardship across all business sectors, executives widely feel employees have risen to the occasion regarding productivity as a result of much of the country utilizing a work-from-home (“WFH”) model.... Read Story
December 28, 2020, 07:12 AM

Corporate leaders now identify fear of further shutdowns from a new wave of COVID-19 infections as their top concern (54 percent), outpacing the implications of a global economic downturn (41 percent), according to the latest results of PwC’s Road to... Read Story
November 30, 2020, 07:22 AM

Fleet Advantage, an innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and life cycle cost management (LCCM) announced results of its latest industry survey which shows how companies in different industries had to modify and scale their... Read Story
October 27, 2020, 06:00 AM

LexisNexis Risk Solutions released its LexisNexis Risk Solutions 2020 True Cost of Fraud Study: Financial Services & Lending for the United States and Canadian financial services and lending sectors. The research provides a snapshot of pre- and... Read Story
October 14, 2020, 07:05 AM

Balboa Capital, a direct lender that specializes in equipment financing and small business loans, today announced the results of its latest survey, which was conducted to gain a better understanding of small business performance during the COVID-19... Read Story
October 14, 2020, 07:00 AM

For middle-market and small businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the vital importance of investing in new technology, facilitating remote work and maintaining the tech-savvy workforce needed to make it all happen, according to a new... Read Story
September 17, 2020, 07:20 AM

Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges due to the pandemic and are in the midst of great uncertainty with the upcoming presidential election. However, the Q3 Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index indicates there is a continued... Read Story
September 10, 2020, 07:10 AM

Umpqua Bank, a West Coast regional bank, released its “Business Resiliency” survey, a nationwide study gauging the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the confidence and future of U.S.-based small and mid-size businesses. More than 1,200 leaders at... Read Story
August 13, 2020, 07:28 AM

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. (KBCM), the corporate and investment banking unit of KeyCorp released results from its Technology Group's 11th annual Private SaaS Company Survey (formerly known as the Pacific Crest Securities Private SaaS Company... Read Story
August 12, 2020, 07:14 AM

More than half (58 percent) of small business owners (SBOs) report they expect their revenue to decrease in 2020, even though 47 percent stated they did not have to close for any amount of time during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to results of TD... Read Story
August 05, 2020, 07:16 AM

The NFIB Research Center released a survey on the state of small business and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP loan application is set to close on Aug. 8 after Congress extended the deadline to allow more small business owners to... Read Story
August 03, 2020, 07:25 AM

According to new research from Paychex, Inc., 90 percent of business owners say the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act’s provision extending the forgiveness period from eight to 24 weeks will be impactful to their business, and 82 percent... Read Story
June 29, 2020, 07:15 AM

As businesses have moved beyond the initial crisis management and cost reduction phase from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, chief financial officers are now focused on regaining their footing, rebuilding revenue and reshaping their business as... Read Story
June 19, 2020, 07:14 AM

White Clarke Group, in association with the World Leasing Yearbook, announced the release of an annual survey that aims to provide an assessment of the national leasing markets in the U.S., focusing on the period up to mid-2019. Comprised of in-depth... Read Story
June 04, 2020, 07:26 AM

A survey of trends in U.S. middle-market lending conducted by Carl Marks Advisors found that a significant majority of respondents believe the lending markets will reopen for well-capitalized companies by the end of 2020, but less than a third... Read Story
June 01, 2020, 07:10 AM

New data released by CAN Capital, Inc. shows business owners have a sense of confidence for the future after the COVID-19 crisis.Polling more than 400 U.S. small business owners across 49 states, the research reveals the majority of small business... Read Story
May 29, 2020, 07:15 AM

The NFIB Research Center released a survey on the status of the small business loan programs. Among NFIB members, 80 percent applied for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan and almost 90 percent have received the loan. Most of the loans were... Read Story
May 22, 2020, 07:14 AM

The NFIB Research Center released a survey on the small business loan programs. Small business owners were asked about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) programs. The PPP is very popular among small... Read Story
May 08, 2020, 07:10 AM

The fourth release of PwC’s COVID-19 CFO Pulse Survey reveals 77 percent of U.S. chief financial officers (CFOs) anticipate changing workplace safety measures upon returning to on-site work. As employers focus on protecting employees, 65 percent... Read Story
May 04, 2020, 07:14 AM

The third release of PwC’s COVID-19 CFO Pulse Survey reveals 26 percent of U.S. chief financial officers (CFOs) anticipate layoffs, a marked increase from two weeks ago, when PwC surveyed U.S. and Mexico CFOs and found that only 16 percent of them... Read Story
April 21, 2020, 07:07 AM

Inovatec Systems Corp., a provider of cloud-based software solutions for financial institutions, announced the results of its latest survey, showing 61 percent of executives who finance equipment reported their organization lacks modern process... Read Story
April 17, 2020, 07:10 AM

Balboa Capital announced its latest survey that analyzes the current impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on small businesses in the United States. The survey reveals that 88 percent of small businesses are being impacted by the... Read Story
April 10, 2020, 07:20 AM

The second release of the PwC COVID-19 CFO Pulse Survey reveals growing concerns around the business and economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic among chief financial officers (CFOs) and finance executives. Based on responses collected from 55... Read Story
April 08, 2020, 07:00 AM

Newly released by PwC, COVID-19 CFO Pulse Survey: What Finance Leaders Are Focused On reveals how chief financial officers (CFOs) and finance executives in the U.S. and Mexico plan to react to the COVID-19 outbreak and what business and economic... Read Story
March 23, 2020, 07:20 AM

Following eight straight years of strong optimism, construction industry executives say they are slightly cautious about 2020 for their business sector, according to the 44th annual Wells Fargo Construction Industry Forecast. Despite the shift, the... Read Story
March 11, 2020, 07:15 AM

Half of corporate treasury and finance professionals do not believe an economic recession is a threat in 2020, according to a recent survey conducted by TD Bank, at the 2019 Association of Financial Professionals Annual Conference held in October in... Read Story
February 21, 2020, 07:10 AM

In its annual small business outlook survey, QuickBridge Funding reports 81 percent of business owners are confident their sales will increase in 2020. The Q1 survey data assessed small business owners’ expectations and challenges about growth, sales... Read Story
February 20, 2020, 07:00 AM

Most small and midsize U.S. business leaders expect continued growth for their companies this year amid a less robust economic environment, according to the annual JPMorgan Chase Business Leaders Outlook survey.Three out of four businesses – 76... Read Story
January 13, 2020, 07:19 AM

Balboa Capital conducted its annual Section 179 tax deduction survey to assess small business owners’ knowledge and usage of this Internal Revenue Code. The survey results reveal that a substantial majority of small business owners, 83 percent, plan... Read Story
December 12, 2019, 07:15 AM

Umpqua Bank, a West Coast regional bank, released its "State of the Middle Market 2020," a national survey gauging the confidence of companies that together account for one-third of all U.S. private sector GDP. More than 500 decision-makers at middle... Read Story
December 05, 2019, 07:20 AM

Small business executives reveal their top priorities for investment and growth in a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll and sponsored by CIT Group Inc. that explores the intersection of technology and talent in driving business success. More... Read Story
November 19, 2019, 07:00 AM

Computer hardware and software upgrades are topping the list of investments planned by middle market companies, which regard technology as a key driver of their growth, according to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll for CIT Group Inc.Middle... Read Story
November 13, 2019, 07:20 AM

A Capital One annual survey revealed healthcare services executives continue to have an optimistic outlook for business performance heading into 2020. Over the next year, more than two-thirds (69 percent) of executives predict their businesses will... Read Story
November 07, 2019, 07:09 AM

A Capital One survey conducted at ABS East 2019, a conference convening professionals from across the asset-backed securities (ABS) industry, found more than one-third (38 percent) of professionals plan to engage with new financial partners and... Read Story
October 24, 2019, 07:12 AM

Chief Financial Officers’ views on the trajectory of North America’s and Europe’s economies hit six-year lows, according to the Deloitte CFO Signals Survey. For the first time in nearly seven years — since Q4 2012 — CFOs’ own-company optimism turned... Read Story
October 07, 2019, 07:15 AM

Just 26.3 percent of public company executives report their implementation of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board lease accounting standards is complete, according to a June 2019 Deloitte... Read Story
September 17, 2019, 07:17 AM

Balboa Capital released findings from its new survey that show 75 percent of small business owners are familiar with unsecured business loans, and 60 percent acquired their loans from non-bank lenders.The survey was conducted to gauge small business... Read Story
August 21, 2019, 07:10 AM

Together with the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM), which is housed at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, Chubb has published a summary of findings from the Middle Market Indicator (MMI) report. The latest poll was... Read Story
August 09, 2019, 07:11 AM

Middle market companies across the Western U.S. are bullish on their growth prospects well into 2020, even as they confront near-term economic uncertainty and ongoing market disruptions. According to the 2019 Umpqua Bank Middle Market Monitor, a... Read Story
July 12, 2019, 07:15 AM

When it comes to preparing for the future, U.S. businesses are acting with caution. Although 83 percent of respondents have a positive outlook on the economy, more than half (58 percent) are preparing for an economic downturn, according to a newly... Read Story
June 27, 2019, 07:30 AM

The results of a survey conducted by Balboa Capital showed 65 percent of small business owners obtained a business line of credit from a non-bank lender in the past 12 months. Applicants cited easier application processes and faster funding decisions... Read Story
June 26, 2019, 07:19 AM

With the Financial Accounting Standards Board's new lease accounting standard deadline now past for public companies, the challenge has shifted to private organizations to adopt the requirement by 2020. A Robert Half and Protiviti survey of CFOs at... Read Story
June 14, 2019, 07:30 AM

U.S. chief executives are highly confident in the growth prospects of the domestic and global economies over the next three years, as they look to grow their businesses while facing unparalleled disruption and change, according to a study released... Read Story
June 10, 2019, 07:20 AM

Blockchain investment continues to surge as new, practical business applications gain traction and business leaders begin to see beyond the “hype cycle,” according to Deloitte’s “2019 Global Blockchain Survey."While blockchain implementation... Read Story
May 24, 2019, 07:11 AM

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