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Economic Outlook for Minority, Women and Nonminority Businesses in 2012

A summary of the 2012 outlook for small businesses owned by minority, women and non-minority CEOs is provided below. The results are based on the Gazelle Index national random survey of CEOs....

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2012 Outlook for Hispanic/Latino Businesses

Hispanic/Latino CEOs do not plan to increase hiring in 2012. They are the only group where 20% of CEO will add jobs while 18% will cut jobs. Future hiring will be strongest in retail and virtually unchanged in...

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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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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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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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