It’s been dark times for small business. This is not surprising.
Remember, “You didn’t build that.”? Yeah, entrepreneurs around the country rolled their eyes and asked, “And THIS guy is in charge?”
The National Federation of Independent Business’s index jumped 7.4 points last month to 105.8, the highest since the end of 2004, from 98.4. While seven of the 10 components increased in December, 73 percent of the monthly advance was due to more upbeat views about the outlook for sales and the economy, the Washington-based group said.