May 8, 2012
Many economic indicators and sub-indicators of recent months have been favoring positive trends in the economy. The construction and retail industries have been moving in a positive direction over the 2011 figures. Entrepreneurs and business owners should carefully watch and analyze the indicators for economic and business trends, and react accordingly in planning and operations.
Business Trends – Small Business Optimism Index
With a recent survey and report out by the National Federation of Independent Business Research Foundation, the Small Business Optimism Index appears on a trendy rise. LIke the index title suggests, The Small Business Optimism Index is the measure of future business optimism from surveyed participants. The April 2012 figure gained 2 points to 94.5, the highest value since 2007.
From sub-indicators in the index, most are indicating favorable views on increasing employment, capital investments, earning potential, and a general overall positive view on the future economic conditions.
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