Small Business 2016-11-02T02:06:53+00:00

Small Business

Data for this indicator was obtained from the CBPR Small Business Survey.

This graph shows the results of the CBPR Small Business Survey. It presents the percent of surveyed small businesses for which demand, employment, and operating costs have increased, decreased, or remained the same. Overall, operating expenses increased far more often for NSJV small businesses than both demand and employment. Employment remained the same for 71% of small businesses surveyed. No respondents saw demand, employment, or expenses fall quickly during the previous four months.

Data for this indicator was obtained from the CBPR Small Business Survey.

This graph shows the results of the CBPR Small Business Survey. It presents the percent of surveyed small businesses that expect demand, employment, and operating costs to increase, decrease, or remain the same. Like the past 4 months, more surveyed businesses expect operating expenses to increase than expect demand and employment to increase, although the difference is smaller. No respondents thought demand, employment, or expenses would fall quickly during the next four months.

Data for this indicator was obtained from the CBPR Small Business Survey.

This graph shows the local issues that are of the most concern to NSJV small businesses. The availability of skilled labor is the most pressing concern of local small businesses, followed by transportation infrastructure and local consumer demand. The issue of the availability of skilled labor is an important one. While the NSJV has three research universities, keeping those graduates in the NSJV can be a challenge when higher wages, lower crime, and more urban environments are available elsewhere.

Data for this indicator was obtained from the CBPR Small Business Survey.

This graph shows the state-wide issues that are of the most concern to NSJV small businesses. A higher percent of surveyed firms ranked all three possible issues as more concerning than the local NSJV issues. While all three issues are more concerning that the local issues, state-wide tax policy is ranked as the most concerning for NSJV small businesses followed closely by the state’s regulatory climate. Both the tax and regulatory environments in California are well known to be less business friendly than in many other parts of the United States.

Data for this indicator was obtained from the CBPR Small Business Survey.

This graph shows the nation-wide issues that are of the most concern to NSJV small businesses. The federal tax structure is rated as the most concerning issue at any level to NSJV small businesses with a rating of 4.5 out of 5. The federal debt, and immigration policy are the other two issues of most concern to NSJV small businesses. Increased taxes can make conducting business more expensive, while an increasing national debt can hinder the federal government’s ability to continue to provider services for residents and businesses.

Data for this indicator was obtained from the CBPR Small Business Survey.

This graph shows the international issues that are of the most concern to NSJV small businesses. The risk of terrorism and military conflict is the issue most concerning to NSJV small businesses, followed by global demand for goods & services. A heightening of military tensions throughout the world, but especially between the United States, China, and Russia could disrupt exports from the NSJV to international consumers.