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Obama wants America, “Built to Last”

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President Obama proclaims that the rescue of the US automobile industry is one of his major accomplishments. Therefore, it stands to reason that he would adopt as his reelection theme the well-recognized automotive...

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Black-Owned Businesses: Outlook for 2012

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Black CEOs plan to increase hiring significantly in 2012, more so than any other race or ethnic group; 37.4% will increase hiring vs. 15.2% who will cut jobs. Black business hiring will be strongest in the Northeast and...

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Obama’s State of the Union Address: What it Should Include

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The President's State of the Union address should focus on how to resolve the housing crisis, make home loans more accessible, encourage corporations to pay small biz suppliers more quickly and establish a National...

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Women-owned Small Business Outlook and Strategic Goals

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Women business owners are gloomy about the economy but plan to increase hiring in 2012. Their two most important strategic objectives are improving management efficiency and product and service quality....

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Small Business Administration in President’s Cabinet

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The Small Business Administration Director is elevated to the President's Cabinet , this is good news for Small and Minority Businesses....

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Small Business Hiring: Hard Hit by Recession, they See Light at the End of the Tunnel

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Small businesses and minority businesses were hard hit by the recession, especially manufacturing and construction. The Gazelle Index survey shows they plan to increase future hiring....

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Presidential Candidates should listen to what Small Business Owners Say

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Small business owners want the Presidential candidates to cut business taxes (especially Hispanic businesses) and make bank loans more easily available (particularly black business owners). ...

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Gazelle Index Economic Outlook for 2012: Growth and Employment will Increase Significantly

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The Gazelle Index expects to see significant hiring in 2012, growth projected at 3% and unemployment at 7.8%. Corporations are starting to invest, consumers are spending more, housing starts are improving....

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Small Businesses seek more Business-to-Business and Government Sales

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The major objective for most small businesses is to improve business-to-business sales. Increasing on-line sales is not as important, however government sales are very important to blacks and Hispanics....

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Payroll Tax Extension Passes Senate: Congressional Wrangling Dampens Small Business Optimism

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The Paryoll Tax Extension bill finally passed Congress, but the arguing among Republicans and Democrats is hurting small business confidence--63% said it is making them more pessimistic....

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