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NFIB survey: Small business owners uncertain about future

JACKSON — Small-business optimism remained flat in August, dropping 0.1 points from July for a final reading of 94.0, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). While the total reading showed essentially no change over the month prior, a look at the individual indicators reveals incongruent details. Job creation plans leapt to a level not seen since before ...

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NFIB: Index drop ends 'any hope of revival in confidence'

JACKSON — Small-business optimism remained in tepid territory in June, as the National Federation of Independent Business’ monthly economic index dropped just under a point (0.9) and landed at 93.5 — effectively ending any hope of a revival in confidence among job creators, NFIB says. Six of the 10 index components fell, while two rose and two were unchanged. Job ...

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Ron Aldridge takes Woodmen board seat

Ron Aldridge, of Jackson, is now a member of the board of directors of Woodmen of the World/Omaha Woodmen Life Insurance Society. Aldridge has been an attorney-at-law in Aldridge Law Office since 1977. He has served as the Mississippi state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, representing 3,500 small business owners, from 1989-92 and from 1998-present, is executive ...

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New NFIB report shows employer anxiety over hiring, credit conditions

The National Federation of Independent Businesses has issued their January report highlighting small business owners continued anxiety over the nation’s slow economic recovery. The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index says that small business owner confidence did not rebound in December and the report’s final reading was the second lowest since March 2010. A sample of 3,938 small-business owners/members was drawn ...

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NFIB director discusses issues facing state’s small businesses

There are a lot of news stories and much campaign rhetoric about the challenges confronting small businesses everywhere. The Mississippi Business Journal asked Ron Aldridge, state director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), to address the leading issues facing the state’s small business owners. He says for the first time in almost four years, taxes have moved ahead ...

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Report says low to middle-income licensing too burdensome in state

A recent study by the Institute for Justice confirmed what small business advocate Ron Aldridge already knew: Mississippi’s licensing requirements for low- and middle-income occupations are excessive. The IJ report, released in May, reveals that Mississippi has what it calls “barriers of entry” for 55 of 102 low- and middle-income occupations examined. Four states license more of those occupations. Overall, ...

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Speed suit: Eminent domain vote repeals constitutional protections

Leland Speed concedes he may be relying on a “technical violation” in a lawsuit to stop a statewide vote on banning the use of eminent domain to take private property. But he’s got to do whatever he can to keep a “dumb” result from occurring, said Speed, a longtime Jackson real estate investor and now interim head of the Mississippi ...

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NFIB recognizes Cochran’s record

  The National Federation of Independent Business has named Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) a Guardian of Small Business for his voting record on behalf of America’s small business owners in the 111th Congress. In all, NFIB will present Guardian awards to 43 senators who voted favorably on key small business issues at least 70 percent of the time during the ...

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NFIB recognizes Cochran's record

  The National Federation of Independent Business has named Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) a Guardian of Small Business for his voting record on behalf of America’s small business owners in the 111th Congress. In all, NFIB will present Guardian awards to 43 senators who voted favorably on key small business issues at least 70 percent of the time during the ...

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