The Economy’s Quickening Pulse: “The Economy’s Quickening Pulse”
A new survey records a massive leap in the upbeat mood of small-business owners — another sign that confidence is returning
“Small-business owners are growing more upbeat by the day, according to the latest monthly survey of entrepreneurs’ spending and attitudes by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), which notes that its Index of Small Business Optimism rose 4.1 points in August, 2003, to hit all-time high of 104.7. The survey found improvements in sales, earnings, and capital investment. ”
– This is good news. Now is the time to start your business or, if you already have one, to begin preparing for growth. It is indicated in this article that small business owners are still not hiring. You should be prepared to nonetheless since rapid growth will mean the need for more employees. -ed.