Released on a quarterly basis and compiled from 1,000 unique phone interviews with small business owners and operators each quarter, the Index delivers a comprehensive quantitative snapshot of the small business sector as well as explores small business owners’ perspectives on the latest economic and business trends.
Inflation is, by far, the top concern for small businesses this quarter, according to new data from the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce. While these were key challenges cited last quarter, concerns around inflation and supply chains have intensified quickly.
- Special Report on Small Business & LGBTQ+ InclusionMost U.S. small business owners believe it is important to support the LGBTQ+ community and take action to ensure inclusion, according to the latest MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce small business survey.
- MetLife & U.S. Chamber Special Report on the State of the WorkforceThe latest survey of small businesses shows that those who have initiated the hiring process are finding it more difficult now than this summer to find candidates to fill job openings.
- MetLife & U.S. Chamber Special Report on Women-Owned Small Businesses During COVID-19The coronavirus pandemic disproportionately affected female-owned small businesses, according to this poll.
- MetLife & U.S. Chamber Special Report on Race and Inequality on Main StreetThe coronavirus pandemic hit minority-owned small businesses disproportionately hard, this poll shows.
RSM US LLP and the U.S. Chamber have joined forces to present this first-of-its-kind middle market economic index, developed in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The Index is designed to accurately reflect business conditions in the U.S. middle market, while providing a statistically significant measure of the health and outlook for these businesses.
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A quarterly economic index designed to gauge the outlook for, and resulting confidence in, the commercial construction industry. Recognizing a need to highlight the important contributions of this sector to the nation’s economy, The U.S. Chamber produced this first-of-its-kind index. Each quarter, contractors across the country are surveyed in order to better understand their levels of confidence in the industry and top-of-mind concerns.
The Index is a quarterly report designed to help organizations better understand and manage their cybersecurity risk. The ABC provides a relative measure of cybersecurity effectiveness across U.S. companies, as well as a benchmark for assessing the long-term impact of efforts to strengthen network security and data protection practices.