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Today, in the middle of unprecedented circumstances, we should feel even more reverential to the heroes who gave their lives in defense of our freedom. And we owe to their sacrifice, the perpetuati... » More
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The wake of the coronavirus pandemic will offer opportunities previously unrevealed, just as the plague gave birth to the eras of Reformation and Enlightenment. Here is 2020 perspective clarity fro... » More
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NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index fell another 5.5 points in April, with nine of the 10 Index components declining in April and one improving. » More
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As we pass through this mid-pandemic wormhole into whatever's next, marketplace paradigms will shift all around us. And, as we know, when a paradigm shifts everything goes back to zero. Are you pre... » More
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Business owners on Main Street are experiencing a New Normal because the coronavirus pandemic moved their cheese. If you plan to be in business in 2021, you'll need to make adjustments based on new... » More
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Just as our Patriot entrepreneur forebears anxiously managed personal and financial risk over 200 years ago, small businesses today are faced with managing a comparable risk. We can’t out-social-di... » More
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America is fortunate to have two marketplace sectors that also happen to be unique in the world: 28 million small businesses and 5,000 community banks. This is a story about why we’re all even more... » More
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index experienced its largest monthly decline in the survey’s history. » More
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The anxiety every small business owner is justified in having right now, betrays an essential entrepreneurial trait: pathological optimism. That's why "surviving is winning” is a fundamental attitu... » More
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Jim reveals what’s happening where the rubber-meets-the-road for Main Street businesses, and lays out the steps to take advantage of the financial assistance the government is offering during the p... » More