January 2017 US NFIB small business optimism index 14 February 2017
Another high for the index.
18% of firms reporting plan to hire staff vs 16% prior
25% say it's a good time to expand vs 23% prior
Only 2% plan to increase inventories vs 4% prior
48% expect a better economy vs 50% prior
I'm not sure when this survey was run and whether it includes any Trump effect, so it will interesting to see what this shows next month.