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    U.S. Small Firms' Investment Hits Highest Since 1989

    There are a lot of business models being tested now.
    For a small firm, do you invest in equipment and increase productivity or raise wages and hire better people for longer hours. ?
    Small Business has not been the place to be since Lyndon Johnson did not raise taxes to pay for Vietnam. Government or very large corporations were the pork barrel.
    And Obamacare mandates were real killers.
    This might be changing.
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    U.S. Small Firms' Investment Hits Highest Since 1989
    By Matthew Boesler
    December 7, 2017, 12:05 PM PST Corrected December 7, 2017, 12:49 PM PST


    Blame Corporate America for a reluctance to invest. Small businesses aren’t holding back.

    Capital expenditures by non-financial, non-corporate U.S. businesses -- typically smaller firms -- rose to 2.35 percent of gross domestic product in the third quarter, the most since 1989, according to data published Thursday by the Federal Reserve. Meanwhile, larger companies are only investing to the tune of 9.15 percent of GDP -- well below levels that prevailed in the previous two expansions, and even earlier in this expansion.

    The step-up in investment may indicate that small businesses are responding to mounting labor costs, which may foreshadow a long-awaited pickup in productivity growth, said Carl Riccadonna, chief U.S. economist at Bloomberg Intelligence.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...s-share-of-gdp
    “Then the creatures of the high air answered to the battle, .., and the woods trembled and the wind sobbed telling them, the earth shook,; the witches of the valley, and the wolves of the forests, howled from every quarter and on every side of the armies, urging them against one another.”
    ― Lady Gregory, Gods and Fighting Men: The Story of the Tuatha De Danaan and the Fianna of Ireland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shacknasty Shagrat View Post
    There are a lot of business models being tested now.
    For a small firm, do you invest in equipment and increase productivity or raise wages and hire better people for longer hours. ?
    Small Business has not been the place to be since Lyndon Johnson did not raise taxes to pay for Vietnam. Government or very large corporations were the pork barrel.
    And Obamacare mandates were real killers.
    This might be changing.
    SS

    '
    U.S. Small Firms' Investment Hits Highest Since 1989
    By Matthew Boesler
    December 7, 2017, 12:05 PM PST Corrected December 7, 2017, 12:49 PM PST


    Blame Corporate America for a reluctance to invest. Small businesses aren’t holding back.

    Capital expenditures by non-financial, non-corporate U.S. businesses -- typically smaller firms -- rose to 2.35 percent of gross domestic product in the third quarter, the most since 1989, according to data published Thursday by the Federal Reserve. Meanwhile, larger companies are only investing to the tune of 9.15 percent of GDP -- well below levels that prevailed in the previous two expansions, and even earlier in this expansion.

    The step-up in investment may indicate that small businesses are responding to mounting labor costs, which may foreshadow a long-awaited pickup in productivity growth, said Carl Riccadonna, chief U.S. economist at Bloomberg Intelligence.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...s-share-of-gdp
    For younger, sharper people, this could be the time to take risks, and make hard deals.
    SS
    “Then the creatures of the high air answered to the battle, .., and the woods trembled and the wind sobbed telling them, the earth shook,; the witches of the valley, and the wolves of the forests, howled from every quarter and on every side of the armies, urging them against one another.”
    ― Lady Gregory, Gods and Fighting Men: The Story of the Tuatha De Danaan and the Fianna of Ireland

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