Attitude = Altitude

How high you go in life sometimes is created by your attitude, your confidence. Economies have similar linkages.

How confident, how optimistic is American small business – the engine of new job creation in the US – today?

Turns out they’re very confident, very optimistic.

The National Federation of Independent Business has been tracking the optimism of its members for a long time, seventy-five years. They are the voice of small business.

Monthly, they survey their owners to gauge business sentiment.

Tell me, Big Red Car

Here is the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index which is at an all time high! ALL TIME HIGH!

This is a story which is for some strange reason hard to come by. But, here it is, y’all.

NFIB Optimism Index Since 2000

Look how Small Business Optimism jumped when President Trump took office. Hello, America! November 2016 and straight up to a new all time record. 

Bottom line it, Big Red Car?

The people who make the largest segment of hiring decisions in the US are feeling very confident, very optimistic. Moreso than ever before. That’s the bottom line, y’all.

This is why folks think this economy is going to roll like Alabama – Roll Tide!

But, hey, what the Hell do I really know anyway? I’m just a Big Red Car, y’all. Get off that Carolina coast. Now.