What recession? Small businesses are doing just fine | Gene Marks

Small businesses aren’t listening to the recession talk as of late – they’re continuing to invest, grow and hire at historically high levels

There’s been a lot of talk of recession lately but small businesses, for the most part, don’t seem to be listening.

That’s the conclusion from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The business group’s most recent small business optimism index, released Tuesday, fell slightly. But don’t let that fool you. The index – which has been measured quarterly since 1973 and monthly since 1986 – remains extremely strong, coming in among the top 15% of its historical levels.

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