Wednesday Links: Not Optimistic

Posted by: John Tozzi on March 10, 2010

Small business optimism is down, the NFIB’s latest survey indicates, but the job openings subindex ticked up. More from Real Time Economics and The Economist.

The Guardian’s Bobbie Johnson tries to size up the economy of startups built on Facebook.

Business owner and NYT blogger Jay Goltz advises managers to fire unhappy employees.

How to handle employee behavior on social media sites, by the WSJ’s Sarah Needleman.

New European funds aim to boost women entrepreneurs, Jennifer Schenker reports over on BW’s Europe Insight blog.

Reader Comments

Andy Nathan

March 11, 2010 02:32 AM

My thoughts on the NFIB survey are that if small business people are finally getting discouraged about a recovery then we must be close to the bottom. Generally when the greatest optimists see something wrong with the economy it means the worst is over. Just like in a recession when those who were most cautious up until the end got into the real estate and stock market as it crashed finally were convinced that markets do not go down.

Andy Nathan
www.andynathan.net

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