Small-business optimism climbs, but inflation agita persists

Jul 9, 2024
The mood among businesspeople is better than it has been this year, but they're still more pessimistic than the historical average.
High costs remain top of mind for many small-business owners, according to a survey from the NFIB
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Cautious optimism? Hopeful pessimism? Small business owners' outlook is a mixed bag

Dec 12, 2023
A National Federation of Independent Business survey found respondents pessimistic about business conditions. That said, more businesses decided to invest in equipment — a sign that many are hopeful about the future.
American small business owners have a mixed economic outlook, according to a recent National Federation of Independent Business survey.