Commercial Pulse Report

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Here are a few quick small business insights from our latest Commercial Pulse Report....

Published: May 7, 2024 by Marsha Silverman

Since January 2021, a seasonally adjusted average of 444K new businesses opened each month, 52% higher than the pre-pandemic 2018-2019 monthly average. In light...

Published: March 12, 2024 by Marsha Silverman

Retail sales reached a 4-year high of over $615B in December 2023 with yearly retail sales growing 4.6%. At the same time, lenders are...

Published: January 30, 2024 by Marsha Silverman

Small business owners’ optimism remains low due to concerns about the economy and credit conditions. According to the NFIB survey, business owners do not...

Published: January 16, 2024 by Marsha Silverman

The November jobs report paints a picture of a robust yet nuanced job market. While job gains and a low unemployment rate inspire optimism...

Published: December 19, 2023 by Emily Garman

As new car production is finally nearing pre-pandemic levels, supply is catching up to demand. For many potential new car buyers that held off...

Published: December 4, 2023 by Marsha Silverman

The aggressive interest rate hikes instituted by the Federal Reserve over the past year and a half may have achieved the desired goal. Easing...

Published: November 20, 2023 by Marsha Silverman

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. labor market has shifted. Compared to pre-pandemic levels, there are more people employed yet a lower labor force...

Published: November 7, 2023 by Emily Garman

The perception of economic conditions among small business owners grows more pessimistic with the NFIB optimism index still well below the 49-year average and...

Published: October 23, 2023 by Marsha Silverman

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