A Gallup random dial poll of 607 small businesses conducted November 12-16 2012 asked the question "Over the next 12 months, do you expect the overall number of job positions at your company to increase a lot, increase a little, stay the same, decrease a little, or decrease a lot?"
The net survey results show Small-Business Owners' Hiring Intentions Plunge.
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) will release their April survey on Tuesday, June 14th. Here is a pre-release of the employment results from NFIB: NFIB Jobs Statement: On Main Street, Job Creation is Collapsing“After solid job gains early in the year, progress has slowed to a trickle ... meaningful job creation on Main Street has collapsed....
The question of the day is "Why Aren't Small Businesses Hiring?" Most of the answers should be obvious, but let's take a look at a recent Gallup Poll on Hiring to confirm.85% of those surveyed -- are most likely to say the reasons they are not doing so include not needing additional employees; worries about weak business conditions, inclu
This week is National Small Business Week, described as a time to recognize and celebrate the special impact made by outstanding American entrepreneurs and small business owners, according the event's sponsor, the Small Business Administration. So it's a good time to ask the question, What's the biggest barri
Today, The Small Business Authority released the findings of their SB Authority Market Sentiment Survey. The survey is a monthly window into the concerns of independent business owners. This month, over 2,600 respondents were polled on the topic of hiring and employment. A key finding was that 67% of business owners do not plan on ...
Harry Reid says the Senate will consider the Bush tax cuts in September. What will they do about them? Hard to say. The options seem to be to extend most of them or all of them. Few seem to be thinking of substantially changing them, scrapping them or embedding them in a larger tax reform package.
So it goes, I guess. One of the reasons Democrats are so afraid to touch the tax cuts, even for the rich, is their purported effect on small business. Cue Howard Gleckman: