On second thought, presented below are the facts that answer the question: How important are small businesses to the U.S. economy? The data source for this is the Office of Advocacy at the SBA. <img class="alignright size-full wp-image-1243" title="Small business impact in the United States September 2011" src="http://ucfunding.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Small-business-impact-in-the-United-States-September-2011.jpg" alt="Small business impact in the United States
So only when the consumer feels confident about his/her employment prospects will this translate into demand for products or services in the marketplace and the cash register to ring on Main Street. Which begs then the question? What is our plan to create sustainable, private sector jobs? The answer to this question, in a word
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As readers of my blog know, I have over the past year of so commented on a continuous basis about the monthly results of the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index Survey. Published by the NFIB, the monthly survey process since 1986 is drawn from the membership files of the National Federation of Independent Business [NFIB].
As you know, the last several blogs looked at the very interesting 2015 Beloit College College Mindset List for the Class of 2015. I thought it might be interesting to look back 10 years ago, and look at the same list. The speed and amount of change that has occured since then in our world
The sheer size of the loans in default in the 60 to 90 days, 90+ days, in foreclosure or REO categories clearly illustrates the magnitude of the housing problems in the United States. We are nowhere near the end of the tunnel for the housing crisis and this will continue to represent a huge drag
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