Why the Gazelle Index?

February 21, 2012 Staff 0

The Gazelle Index is a new national quarterly survey of the outlook, current conditions, optimism and future hiring plans of minority, women and non-minority small firms. It published because here is no up-to-date survey of these groups.

Small Business Hiring in 2012

February 20, 2012 Staff 0

The Gazelle Index Survey indicated that 26.6% of small businesses iwould hire during the first three months of 2012 while only14.4% of small businesses indicated they would reduce hiring. The survey results are consistent with national economic data.

Women Business Owners: Outlook for 2012

January 31, 2012 Staff 0

The 2012 Outlook for women-owned businesses is positive; 26.1% will increase hiring in the first quarter of 2012 while only 13.3% will decrease hiring. Women business hiring will be strongest in the South and Midwest and especially in Information Technology related industries.

Checkmate! Obama’s Play on Romney’s Taxes

January 26, 2012 Staff 0

The tax disclosure of Mitt Romney , showing he paid just 14% on $21 million of income, improving economic conditions and the rising approval ratings of the President are potential obstacles to the Republican’s bid for the White House.

Black-Owned Businesses: Outlook for 2012

January 24, 2012 Staff 0

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 in Information Technology.

Expect to see more Jobs in 2012

January 5, 2012 Staff 0

The Gazelle Index survey shows that hiring will increase in 2012; 27% of small businesses will increase hiring and 14% will cut. We forecast a 7.8% or lower unemployment rate.