Every month, Econintersect tries to pick through the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) survey to find bits of wisdom to convey. The remarkable part of the June 2011 is that it seems stuck in low gear.
Excess capacity is the primary reason that small businesses are not expanding. Until consumers regain economic footing small business will not grow.
In a stunning reversal from the recent improving trend, the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index preliminary report for March came in at 68.2.