Washington, D.C. – Karen Harned, executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Legal Center, today lauded the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Sackett v. EPA, to uphold landowner rights.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) William C. Dunkelberg, issued the following statement on the February job numbers, based on NFIB’s monthly economic survey that will be released on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. The survey was conducted in February and reflects the responses of 642 randomly- Continue reading →
First Study in New Series Looks at How Entrepreneurs Make Critical Business Decisions
NFIB Research Foundation Study: Advisors for Small Business Owners. Image via NFIB
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Advisors play an important role in the decision-making process of many small-business owners, according to a new study released by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Foundation. More than two-thirds of small-firm owners rely on a single business confidante for such advice; the confidante is the most common and influential type of advisor, whom the owners typically consult prior to addressing a serious business problem or making a critical business decision. For those owners who do have a business confidante, 59 percent are an immediate family member, and most confidantes have served in this capacity since the firm’s founding.
A business advisor is anyone a small-business owner solicits advice or counsel from on a matter Continue reading →
NFIB is offering the webinar to members and non-members on February 22 at noon Eastern, 9 A.M. Pacific.
Washington, D.C. – If you feel unprepared for tax season and the day-to-day challenges of running your business make it difficult to plan for the future, plan to attend the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB) upcoming free webinar “Does Your Business Need a CPA? How to Tell and What to Look For”. Continue reading →
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently responded to a letter sent by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) that outlined the paperwork burden that the new “third-party payer” reporting requirements, or 1099-Ks, would have on small-business owners. In its response to NFIB’s letter and following a meeting that NFIB had with stakeholders at the IRS, the IRS Continue reading →
Minneapolis, MN — On Tuesday, February 21, the Wisconsin State Assembly will vote on Bill 529, legislation designed to turn Milwaukee’s anti-competitive taxi market into something even worse: a New York City-style medallion system. If passed, the Milwaukee Common Council would be able to enact a system where taxicab licenses would be allocated by auction to the highest bidder.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama ushered out his fourth budget as President of the United States on Monday, and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) released the following statement on behalf of its 350,000 small-business owner members.
I’ll be honest, small business was hoping to see some change in President Obama’s budget, but the status quo of the last four years was all we got,” said Dan Danner, CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business. “While small-business owners were once again looking to Washington to address Continue reading →
Court’s Decision Leaves Vendors’ Businesses in Jeopardy
IJ client Larry Miller is a well-known vendor outside Turner Field. Credit: IJ
Arlington, Va.— Last Friday afternoon, a Fulton County, Georgia Superior Court judge decided not to grant an injunction that would have protected the businesses of Larry Miller and Stanley Hambrick, two long-time businessmen who have each vended outside Turner Field for more than a decade.
With the assistance of the Institute for Justice (IJ), Miller and Hambrick are challenging the city of Atlanta’s decision to hand over all public-property vending to General Growth Properties—the first program of its kind in the country. Because this monopoly threatens the very survival of Miller and Hambrick’s businesses, they asked that the court keep the city from revoking their vending permits or physically removing them from their vending Continue reading →
WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the second consecutive month, small-businessoptimism rose 1.8 points, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Optimism Index; the small but notable gain settled the December reading at 93.8. This represents the fourth monthly increase since September, suggesting that the rising trend might stick. However, a comparative look at early 2011 shows the Index rising in the early part of the year, only to decline in March and April. Continue reading →
Believe fiscal responsibility needed in Washington
Susan Eckerly, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at NFIB. Image via NFIB
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading Believe fiscal responsibility needed in Washington small-business organization, released the following statement following the Senate’s failure to pass, S.J.Res. 10, a resolution to amend the Constitution to require the federal government to operate on a balanced budget.
“Small-business owners are fed up with fiscal irresponsibility in Washington, which is why we strongly urge the Senate to pass the Balanced Budget Amendment,” said Susan Eckerly, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at NFIB. “Our nation’s job creators know that Continue reading →