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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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Blacks, most Optimistic among all Small Business Owners

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African American small business CEOs expressed the greatest optimism about the economy's future and they plan to engage in the more hiring over the next three months than will any other race or ethnic group....

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Gazelle Index: Q1 2012 Outlook

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The Gazelle Index is a national survey of small businesses owned by whites, blacks, Hispanics, men and women. Small business hiring will increase in 2012 in all regions except the West and for all groups except...

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