Experian | Oxford Economics Main Street Report
After a strong economic rebound in the wake of COVID-19, a more challenging environment and heightened recession worries are forcing small businesses to “hit the reset button”. Small business anxiety about elevated inflation and labor shortages persisted in Q2 2022, as small businesses held debt balances longer, while seeking additional credit in anticipation of a tighter lending environment.
Experian/Oxford Economics’ Main Street Report brings deep insight into the overall financial well-being of the small-business landscape, as well as provides commentary on what specific trends mean for credit grantors and the small-business community. Critical factors in the Main Street Report include a combination of business credit data (credit balances, delinquency rates, utilization rates, etc.) and macroeconomic information (employment rates, income, retail sales, industrial production, etc.).