Black-owned Businesses: A Profile of High Performers

February 29, 2012 Staff 0

The revenue of Black businesses in the Gazelle Index national survey is $1.7 million. The businesses employed 21 workers on average. These firms are high performers and they have a unique quality in common- they plan and they set high growth targets.

Hot Small Business Jobs in 2012

February 23, 2012 Staff 0

Overall 12.3% more small businesses will be hiring than will be cutting jobs during the first quarter. The largest job gains will occur in information technology, management and administrative services, health and education, and wholesale. .

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.

For Obama, the Good News Rolls On

February 15, 2012 Staff 0

The economy and President Obama’s positive approval ratings are improving. Auto sales and retail sales are up, new claims for unemployment compensation are down and Congress appears likely to pass the payroll tax cut extension.

Greece’s Debt Agreement: The Stakes for the US Economy

February 13, 2012 Staff 0

Greece’s Parliament passed a tough austerity measure as a precondition for a bailout agreement. The stakes are high for US banks because five of the largest banks have billions invested in the Euro-zone countries that are most likely to default.