Some small business owners who plan to hire are competing for talent with their pocketbooks.
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Even among those who think the economy is getting worse, 48 percent think is a good time to find a quality job.
In real terms, Main Street remains very strong, setting record levels of hiring along the way, according to NFIB.
Retail sales in October were up 5.6 percent from the previous year
The pace and prices of buying, selling small businesses should hit another record high this year.
NFIB’s 45-year old small business optimism index hit a record high in August.