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The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index fell 1.6 points to 103.1, remaining within the top 15 percent of readings. Overall, August was a good month for small business. However, optimism slipped because fewer owners said they expect better business... Read Story

September 12, 2019, 09:00 AM

The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management saw a positive uptick this month, climbing out of the lower index from July. The combined score read 55.2 for the month of August, a reading safely in the expansion... Read Story

September 05, 2019, 08:45 AM

RSM Canada (RSM), the leading global provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses, today launched its second edition of ‘The Real Economy, Canada’ – a quarterly report that provides Canadian businesses with... Read Story

August 01, 2019, 08:00 AM

Credit professionals saw some improvements in the service sector but drops in the manufacturing sector in the April 2019 economic report from National Association of Credit Management. The combined score for the NACM Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) saw... Read Story

May 01, 2019, 09:15 AM

Business executives’ outlook on the U.S. economy fell sharply in the past quarter, but they continue to hold strongly positive views of their own companies’ prospects, according to the fourth-quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief... Read Story

December 14, 2018, 08:00 AM

Small business optimism posted a modest decline in November with a reading of 104.8, while continuing its exceptionally strong two-year trend, according to the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index. Slightly more than half of the decline was... Read Story

December 14, 2018, 07:00 AM

Small business lending resumed double-digit growth while credit quality remained strong in October, according to PayNet, a provider of small business credit data and analysis. The Thomson Reuters / PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI)... Read Story

December 06, 2018, 08:00 AM

Small business loan approval rates for big banks reached another record high in October 2018, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index. The October approval percentage for big banks (assets of $10 billion+) rose two-tenths of a... Read Story

November 12, 2018, 08:00 AM

The Small Business Optimism Index marked its second-highest level in the survey’s 45-year history at 107.9, rising to within 0.1 point of the July 1983 record-high of 108. The July 2018 report also set new records in terms of owners reporting job... Read Story

August 27, 2018, 09:00 AM

PayNet reports that the PayNet Canadian Small Business Lending Index (CSBLI) increased 3% from 126.5 in May 2018 to 130.5 in June, marking the sixth consecutive month of growth. Compared to the same month one year ago, the index is up 8%. “In a... Read Story

August 16, 2018, 08:00 AM

Small business optimism is at an all-time high in the latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted July 11-18, 2018.The survey, which measures small business optimism, had an overall Index score of 118, 12 percentage points... Read Story

August 10, 2018, 08:00 AM

U.S. Global Trading and Universal Banks (GTUBs) reported strong Capital Markets earnings for the first quarter of 2018, however it will be hard for the U.S. GTUBs to beat first-quarter earnings later in 2018, according to the latest Capital Markets... Read Story

April 26, 2018, 08:01 AM

The small business optimism index reached its 16th consecutive month in the top five percent of 45 years of survey readings, according to the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends survey. The 104.7 March reading, down from 107.6 in February, remains... Read Story

April 13, 2018, 08:00 AM

Business executives’ optimism about the U.S. economy continues to soar but is tempered somewhat by growing inflation concerns, according to the first-quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief executive officers, chief financial... Read Story

March 09, 2018, 07:00 AM

Annual worldwide corporate R&D spending broke through $700bn in annual investment, according to an annual analysis of R&D spending across 1000 global public companies by PwC’s Strategy&.It shows corporate R&D spending increased a steady 3% in the... Read Story

October 25, 2017, 08:00 AM

Buildings will become nodes on the Internet of Things. Affordable housing will become an incubator for innovation. Immigration will emerge as one of the driving forces behind housing growth. These are some of the trends spotlighted in a new report... Read Story

October 19, 2017, 08:00 AM

Quarterly dollar funding to VC-backed companies based in the United States edged past Q2 2017’s tally for an eight-quarter high, according to the MoneyTree™ Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and CB Insights.In Q3 2017, investors deployed... Read Story

October 12, 2017, 08:00 AM

The vast majority of surveyed Americans believe manufacturing plays a vital role in safeguarding U.S. economic prosperity and maintaining their quality of life, according to the 2017 Manufacturing Perceptions Survey from Deloitte and The... Read Story

May 31, 2017, 08:00 AM

SunTrust Banks released its annual Business Pulse Survey, showing that nearly two-thirds of business leaders expect the global and U.S. economy to improve through 2017. Even more optimistic about their own companies, as 75 percent of middle market... Read Story

March 23, 2017, 07:00 AM

Business leaders are skeptical of Congressional predictions that U.S. tax reform will come by this summer, with more than half (53 percent) predicting that significant business tax reform won’t arrive until 2018, according to a recent poll by KPMG... Read Story

March 20, 2017, 08:00 AM

PwC released its tri-annual M&A Integration Survey, now in its 20th year, which has tracked the integration strengths and weaknesses of public-company M&A since 1997.With increasingly diverse and multigenerational workforces, and most industries... Read Story

March 16, 2017, 08:00 AM

Antares Capital, a provider of financing solutions for the middle-market, released its 2017 Market Outlook Survey of private equity borrowers, sponsors and investors in the middle market. The survey, Antares Compass, examines post-election sentiment... Read Story

March 03, 2017, 07:47 AM

According to the January report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), the combined score changed only slightly, to 54 from 54.1 the previous month. The combined score for the favorable factors... Read Story

February 02, 2017, 07:00 AM

Economic growth, strong public equity valuations, and a healthy debt market should boost deal making, according to Inside the Middle Market released by Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) www.bglco.com. 2017 could be a pivotal year if pro-business... Read Story

January 27, 2017, 08:00 AM

ACG New York, the largest association of middle market deal making professionals in New York, announced today the results of its annual Year-End Middle Market Survey, which found strong optimism for middle market M&A activity in 2017. The results are... Read Story

January 26, 2017, 07:23 AM

The September economic report from the National Association of Credit Management shows an improved combined overall score above 50.The September report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM)... Read Story

October 03, 2016, 08:08 AM

Nervous investors sent financial markets on a rollercoaster ride to start this year, but the story for the American economy has not changed over the past three months according to a new report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank. The resilience... Read Story

March 24, 2016, 07:19 AM

Small business owners expressed a level of optimism not seen in a year in the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted January 11-15, as the Index’s overall score rose to 67, a 13-point gain from November’s survey.The quarterly... Read Story

February 16, 2016, 08:01 AM

A recent Capital One Bank and New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) survey found that a strong majority of CPAs in the state (85 percent) expect their businesses to grow in the coming year. That’s the good news …And now for the... Read Story

July 28, 2015, 07:02 AM

According to a report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, snowstorms and freezing temperatures slowed the economy at the start of this year, but spring has just arrived and with it will come brighter prospects for growth.  "Economic momentum... Read Story

March 24, 2014, 07:42 AM

The latest results of small business trends prepared by PayNet registers another increase for small business investment. At the same time, small businesses exhibited a slight  increase in delinquent payment of loans and leases.The Thomson... Read Story

January 02, 2014, 07:46 AM

Research released from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management shows that 65 percent of the 951 privately-held businesses surveyed believe that growth opportunities will increase over the next twelve months. According to... Read Story

November 22, 2013, 07:11 AM

Small business lending demand hit its highest level of 2013 in March, according to the Monthly Small Business Lending Index released by Direct Capital. The index showed that small business lending demand across the United States in March was up 4.5%... Read Story

April 15, 2013, 07:25 AM

TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank released a special report indicating that recovery in the housing market augers for continued improvement in U.S. commercial real estate over the next two years. Despite challenges – including gradually rising... Read Story

April 10, 2013, 07:23 AM