Tax Survey: High Taxes Remain a Significant Burden on Small Businesses


The NFIB Research Center released today a new tax survey of small business owners assessing their biggest tax challenges, implications of potential changes to the tax code, and how tax policy impacts business operations. Most notably, federal income and payroll taxes are significant costs and administrative burdens for small businesses. “High tax rates have … [More]

Buckeye and Peoria New Home Communities Sell Out

Landsea Homes

Landsea Homes Corporation, a publicly traded residential homebuilder, announced today that three of its premier Arizona communities have completely sold out, less than a year-and-a-half after opening. The communities include Farmstead at Harvest in Queen Creek, Sundance in Buckeye and Olive Grove in Peoria, Arizona. “The rapid sales we experienced at these communities was in … [More]

Small Business Labor Shortage Hits New Record in July


Small business owners reported a record high reading of unfilled job openings with 49% of owners reporting job openings they could not fill in July, according to NFIB’s monthly jobs report. Unfilled job openings have remained far above the 48-year historical average of 22%. “Small business owners struggled to find qualified workers for their open positions, which … [More]

WEBINAR – Aug 11: EIDL Microloans and PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal – Updates with the SBA


Join NFIB experts and special guest Veronica Pugin, from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), for a free webinar on the EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) microloans. The EIDL program is designed to support small businesses’ recovery from COVID-19 by providing accessible and borrower-friendly small business loans. Don’t miss this important session to learn more about … [More]

Earnhardt Kia Gets New Owner, First for Utah Automotive Co. in Arizona

Ken Garff Automotive

Ken Garff Automotive Group has purchased Earnhardt Kia, which will become Ken Garff Kia effective today. “We have been interested for some time in expanding our dealership footprint into the Arizona market and are thrilled to now be present through this acquisition,” said John Garff, president of Ken Garff Enterprises. “When my grandfather founded Ken Garff Automotive Group … [More]

BetMGM Expands into Arizona, Partnering with Gila River Hotels & Casinos, Arizona Cardinals

BetMGM announced today partnerships with Gila River Hotels & Casinos and the Arizona Cardinals for retail and online sports betting, establishing its first relationships in the state of Arizona. BetMGM plans to bring its industry leading platform online once legalized sports betting launches in Arizona. The company also plans to open retail sportsbooks at the three Arizona … [More]

What Customers Really Want from Your Brand and How to Give It to Them

Getting and keeping a customer’s attention can be a challenge for companies in today’s competitive marketplace. Turning that person’s curiosity into a purchase often hinges on the customer experience, which these days means almost everything. One study shows that 80% of consumers care as much about the experience a company provides as about its products and services. And 54% … [More]

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