Go Back   MY350Z.COM Forums > General > The Lounge (Off Topic) > Politics, War, Religion, & Race
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Photos FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read ExperienceUsed CarsGarageVendor Directory
Search


Welcome to my350z.com!
Welcome to my350z.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
booger
Registered User
 
booger's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (6)
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: council bluffs Ia.
Posts: 10,519
Points: 8,983, Level: 63
Points: 8,983, Level: 63 Points: 8,983, Level: 63 Points: 8,983, Level: 63
Today's Activity: 10.8%
Today's Activity: 10.8% Today's Activity: 10.8% Today's Activity: 10.8%
Default Small Business Outlook Survey - March 2012

What small business thinks speaks for its self . Obama said " If I cant turn things around in three years , Im looking at a one term deal '

http://www.uschambersmallbusinessnat...y---march-2012-

Key Findings

The Small Business Outlook is Improving but Hasn’t Impacted Hiring Trends
  • While small business confidence is increasing, with a 7% increase in the confidence of the economy since January, hiring has remained stagnant. Q1 saw a slight increase in the number of small businesses who have lost employees in the last year (30%). Nearly half of small business respondents (49%) have kept the same number of staff, and only 20% have hired in the last year.
  • Concerns about over-regulation are the highest we’ve seen in the past year, with 42% of small businesses citing it as a major concern and 52% citing regulations as the top threat to their business, increasing 9 percentage points since last June.
  • What do concerns about regulations and policies mean for small businesses? Stalled growth. 80% of small businesses surveyed report the taxation, regulation, and legislation from Washington make it harder for their business to hire more employees. Nearly three-out-of-four (73%) of small businesses surveyed cite the recent health care law as an obstacle to growing their business and hiring more employees.

    Click the image to open in full size.
Energy Prices are a Growing Threat to Small Businesses
  • There are real concerns about rising energy prices—and no sense that the administration is doing much about it. The perceived threat of gas prices on small businesses has more than doubled, from 10% of respondents citing it as a top concern in January to 24% in March.
  • Seventy eight percent think the Obama Administration has not done enough to keep prices low, increase domestic sources of energy, or support American job creation. In Congress, only 2% of Democrats are trusted to address domestic energy production.

Small Businesses Recognize the Link between Politics and Policy
  • A vast majority (97%) of small businesses surveyed cite a candidate’s support for the free enterprise system as important, 84% cite as very important.
  • Almost as many small businesses, (92%) think the business community should lead the American Recovery, compared to 8% who think the federal government has the best solutions.
  • The vast majority of small businesses still are looking for the government to get out of the way (81%) and for more certainty opposed to government assistance.
  • Small businesses see all bureaucrats in Washington as the problem but have sharpened their criticism of the Administration and Congressional Democrats in the past 9 months. Close to half of all respondents approve of the job the House Republican Majority is doing; only 8% approve of the Senate Democrat Majority. Sixteen percent of small businesses approve of the job President Obama is doing.
  • 94% of small business members cite the Chamber’s voter education efforts as important; 70% say it is very important in educating the public on political issues.

    Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
And liberals are like dogs . They bark till everyone is annoyed.

Last edited by booger; 04-18-2012 at 02:04 PM.
booger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
cheshirecat79
Registered User

 
cheshirecat79's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (9)
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Port St. Lucie, FL
Posts: 16,115
cheshirecat79
Points: 7,072, Level: 55
Points: 7,072, Level: 55 Points: 7,072, Level: 55 Points: 7,072, Level: 55
Today's Activity: 21.6%
Today's Activity: 21.6% Today's Activity: 21.6% Today's Activity: 21.6%
Send a message via AIM to cheshirecat79 Send a message via Yahoo to cheshirecat79
Default

87% of people apparently think it's the government's job to fix the economy. Luckily, the economy in my area has been getting much better- but then again, my area was one of the worst hit, also.
cheshirecat79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 03:59 PM   #3
350zroadster
Registered User
 
350zroadster's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (1)
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Cambridge, MA
Posts: 5,484
Points: 7,178, Level: 56
Points: 7,178, Level: 56 Points: 7,178, Level: 56 Points: 7,178, Level: 56
Today's Activity: 0%
Today's Activity: 0% Today's Activity: 0% Today's Activity: 0%
Default

considering 21 out 27 million small businesses have zero employees, this is not new

http://www.census.gov/econ/smallbus.html
350zroadster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 11:41 AM   #4
Flick Montana
Registered User

 
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 9,646
three50 TheSTiG
Points: 4,254, Level: 41
Points: 4,254, Level: 41 Points: 4,254, Level: 41 Points: 4,254, Level: 41
Today's Activity: 3.7%
Today's Activity: 3.7% Today's Activity: 3.7% Today's Activity: 3.7%
Default

Things have been improving here as well.

I care a great deal more about results than what the average American who can't name all 50 states think the government should be doing for them.
__________________
2004 ZR Touring
Flick Montana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 04:40 PM   #5
booger
Registered User
 
booger's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (6)
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: council bluffs Ia.
Posts: 10,519
Points: 8,983, Level: 63
Points: 8,983, Level: 63 Points: 8,983, Level: 63 Points: 8,983, Level: 63
Today's Activity: 10.8%
Today's Activity: 10.8% Today's Activity: 10.8% Today's Activity: 10.8%
Default

Some area's of the country got hit very little in the resession. The midweat [ where I live] got hit the least . That still doesnt over shadow the fact unemployment is still above 8% and inflation is now making everyday living harder and harder for everyone. Gas,food,clothing,utilities,and everyday expences are starting to skyrocket. This is what is hurting small business and why they have a dismal outlook on the future.
__________________
And liberals are like dogs . They bark till everyone is annoyed.
booger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 04:55 PM   #6
Flick Montana
Registered User

 
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 9,646
three50 TheSTiG
Points: 4,254, Level: 41
Points: 4,254, Level: 41 Points: 4,254, Level: 41 Points: 4,254, Level: 41
Today's Activity: 3.7%
Today's Activity: 3.7% Today's Activity: 3.7% Today's Activity: 3.7%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by booger View Post
Some area's of the country got hit very little in the resession. The midweat [ where I live] got hit the least . That still doesnt over shadow the fact unemployment is still above 8% and inflation is now making everyday living harder and harder for everyone. Gas,food,clothing,utilities,and everyday expences are starting to skyrocket. This is what is hurting small business and why they have a dismal outlook on the future.
I don't know that I would say dismal. It's at least improving. Given that we were in this pointless war during our crash, I'm just happy we're not wearing leather and killing each other for autogyro fuel.

As for the other "skyrocketing" costs, I don't know where you live, but it's not happening here.
__________________
2004 ZR Touring
Flick Montana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 10:44 PM   #7
Andrei
Registered User

 
Trader Score: (7)
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Planet Kolob
Posts: 1,143
andreialexs
Points: 4,340, Level: 41
Points: 4,340, Level: 41 Points: 4,340, Level: 41 Points: 4,340, Level: 41
Today's Activity: 4.4%
Today's Activity: 4.4% Today's Activity: 4.4% Today's Activity: 4.4%
Default

A lot of small businesses here are improving. I see a lot hiring and renting or buying space to expand. I'm starting work for one in August or September when they finish building new buildings.

And it has everything to do with consumer demand, not Washington or energy prices even if they are going higher.
Andrei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 05:53 AM   #8
Stack
Registered User
 
Stack's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Bern, NC
Posts: 3,604
Points: 5,322, Level: 46
Points: 5,322, Level: 46 Points: 5,322, Level: 46 Points: 5,322, Level: 46
Today's Activity: 0%
Today's Activity: 0% Today's Activity: 0% Today's Activity: 0%
Send a message via AIM to Stack
Default

I can agree completely with these findings... nothing new here.

What you fail miserably to realize, is that it's not policies or particular politicians that create the uncertainty. It's the complete stalemate in our congress, and the misinformation touted by both parties (but mostly the republicans).

Take a close look at those charts booger... Energy costs and taxes are in the bottom half of concerns... the fact that "too much regulation" is mid-pack and WELL short of the driving factors should indicate that things aren't nearly as bad as you think they are.

But because of the infighting and spineless tactics used to confuse and delay real action... not any CURRENT state of our economy (which my all measures is getting better and headed in the right direction.)
__________________
Stacy King (I'm a guy dammit!!) - Owner - Asphalt Ventures
Stack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 05:53 AM
MyG37
Infiniti G37




Paid Advertisement
 
 
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

ADVERTISING
INSURANCE CENTER

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:39 PM.


Advertise on MY350Z.COM - Terms of Service - Privacy Statement - Jobs
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2002 - 2008, MY350Z.COM All Rights Reserved.

Admin control Panel Backup