NFIB suggestions for office parties
Posted on 12/6/2018 2:25:00 AM.

It’s that time of year when businesses start planning their holiday parties, parties which have the potential to go horrifically wrong if things get out of hand, or the company does a poor job planning and preparing. National Federation of Small Business State Director Dawn Starns says harassment awareness is at an all-time-high, so don’t incentivize inappropriate behavior.
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Local merchants urge shoppers to take advantage of Small Business Saturday
Posted on 11/23/2018 3:00:00 AM.

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, a celebration of local business sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. State director of the National Federation of Independent Business, Dawn Starns, says if you spend local, that money tends to stay local.

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Small Business Optimism at its second highest level in 45-years
Posted on 6/12/2018 10:55:00 AM.

Small business optimism has reached its highest level in 34 years. That's according to the National Federation of Independent Business, who surveys its members regularly.

NFIB state director Dawn Starns credits the federal tax reform legislation approved last December.
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NFIB Small Business Index optimism at record high
Posted on 1/9/2018 11:45:00 AM.

NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism is at an all-time high as we enter 2018. The yearly index is a barometer for the general mood of small business owners across the US. A sharp rise in optimism was logged after the 2016 election, and Louisiana NFIB Director Dawn Starns says a lot of that has to do with the Trump administration’s promise of regulatory rollback and tax cuts…

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Small business optimism nationwide nearing record high
Posted on 12/13/2017 1:58:00 AM.

Small business optimism nationwide is near a record high, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. NFIB State Director Dawn Starns says we haven’t seen this kind of optimism in 34 years, when the economy was booming during the Reagan administration.

Starns credits the positivity to the push for tax reform in Washington D.C.
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NFIB not happy with the sales tax discount weekend
Posted on 8/4/2017 2:02:00 AM.

Today and tomorrow, Louisianans will be able to purchase school supplies and other items at a reduced state sales tax rate of 3%, compared to the normal 5%. National Federation of Independent Business State Director Dawn Starns says she hopes small businesses will see an increase in business but it was more beneficial for retailers when the law allowed for tax free weekend.
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NFIB survey finds decline in June small business optimism
Posted on 7/11/2017 11:33:00 AM.

Small business optimism dipped in June, according to the National Federation for Independent Business. State director Dawn Starns says they saw increased optimism at the beginning of the year entering the new administration, but that has since dwindled due to gridlock in Congress.
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Most Louisiana small business owners oppose an increase to the gas tax
Posted on 4/11/2017 10:52:00 AM.

Small businesses oppose increasing the state’s gasoline tax. Dawn Starns, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, says they surveyed their members and 73% oppose a gas tax hike. Starns says small business owners want to see better roads but...

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NFIB pleased after President Trump reduces regulations on small busiensses
Posted on 1/31/2017 3:56:00 AM.

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to reduce regulations on small businesses and the National Federation of Independent Business is eagerly awaiting to see which restrictions are cut. State Director Dawn Starns says this order can only help business owners run and grow their businesses.
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NFIB: Small business optimism skyrockets since Presidential election
Posted on 1/10/2017 11:57:00 AM.

A survey from the National Federation of Independent Business finds small business optimism increased substantially in December. NFIB state director Dawn Starns says optimism has been skyrocketing since the November election and the positive outlook is felt here in Louisiana too.
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