WASHINGTON, Jan 14- U.S. small business sentiment improved in December, with firms more optimistic about future business conditions and future earnings. The National Federation of Independent Business said on Tuesday its Small Business Optimism Index edged up 1.4 point to 93.9 last month.» Read More
According to one survey, 54 percent of business owners have gone without a paycheck at some point to keep their business afloat. To find out how common this really is, we asked members of the CNBC Small Business Council about their own experience — how many of them have gone without a paycheck? You might be surprised.
As House Minority Leader Eric Cantor prepares to present his tax cut legislation to the House today, small business owners say that while tax cuts are a step in the right direction, what is really needed is reduced regulations.
Whew. Three days of Supreme Court hearings on health care, and you’d think “mandate”, “severability” “buying broccoli” are the only topics that anyone cares about. Well, small business owners do care, and they react to the past three days of hearings.
The iPad has become popular among business owners, who are replacing computers and cash registers with the portable, less-expensive tablets. Many are anticipating what they will do with the newest version, expected to be announced at an Apple event March 7.
Keeping up with the latest advances in the workplace isn’t easy. It’s not only workers who can fall behind. Entire businesses can, too. I know, because it happened to my company.
Two recent surveys say demand for loans among small businesses is up. If small businesses are borrowing, they must be spending. We asked members of our Small Business Council to fill us in on whether they are planning to spend in 2012, and if so, what they plan to buy.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said on CNBC’s Squawk Box that the president's State of Union speech did not ease the minds of small business owners looking for fewer taxes and regulation.
Sure, small businesses care about taxes: who pays, and who gets a break. But Washington needs to pay attention to bigger issues, such as stemming the out of control deficit, reducing regulation, and incentivizing small businesses to expand and hire.