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Thursday, June 16, 2011
Just when things seemed to be looking up for the economy, a new report released Tuesday by the National Federation of Independent Business reveals small businesses across the country are struggling to break even. The report goes also says bleak prospects have forced many small businesses to hold off hiring new employees, as they struggle to maintain their current work force.
Small businesses employ about half of the American workforce, an important fact when you consider the potential chain reaction of this news: no new hiring means no new spending, no new spending could spell a longer, deeper recession.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Stocks surged on Monday, following an announcement from the National Bureau for Economic Research that the recession has been over since June of 2009.
You can be forgiven if this comes as news to you — it's come as news to many people, not least the small business owners who've been struggling to survive in an economy where credit is tight, health care costs are high, and consumers and investors remain skittish.