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Higher Taxes worry U.S Small businesses

National Federation of Independent Business said that 73% of U.S SMBs don’t consider the present situation to be apt for expansion of their businesses. When asked the reason for it, 66% cited weak economy, and 18% cited political uncertainity. The group of owners in the “optimism index” were found to be at all time low. […]

U.S Small Businesses Profits Show Decline

esulted in the all time low of below 90 in history. When researched about the reasons for the decline, it can be said that 90% of the decline was due to business owners pessimistic outlook on economic conditions, they feel that economic conditions will be still worse in next six months. They have no confidence […]

U.S Small Businesses Success Correlated With Online Activities

According American City Business Journals study on CEOs and presidents of US SMBs with fewer than 500 employees, revealed that the online activities of businesses had influenced the sales. The respondents were asked to tell their opinion on online activities, like reading up on the news, planning business travel, blogging and checking up on competitors […]

Economic Uncertainity is The Biggest Challenge for U.S SMBs

Nearly half the small business owners think the economy is worse off today than it was a year ago, As per survey by National Small Business Association, 50% of Small Businesses think the present situation of economy to be worse. For the coming year, 59 percent expect overall U.S. economy to be flat, and 29 […]

U.S Small Businesses Hope Credit Conditions to Improve

NFIB small Businesses Optimism Index, reported that, 91% of the business owners said that all their credit needs were met. Regular borrowing showed an increase of three points from last months record low to 32 percent, indicating there is an increase in access of credit to capital markets at least once a quarter. But a […]

Trade Credit Rate in U.S Falls Due to Recession

Trade credit is lending credit to customers which is linked to sales of product. It is very important in small business finance. In this small companies either lend credit to their customers or use the credit provided by their suppliers, or both. Because of its dual nature disruptions arise, leading to slow demand throughout the […]

SMEs Not Interested in Promoting Their Websites:

As per the survey conducted by Forward3D, 64% of SMEs, despite having their own company website, are not promoting it. The survey was conducted on 500 SMEs, which involved face to face interview with each of the respondent. Further, 38% of them did not even update their basic contact details such as address, phone numbers […]