Issue #3 June 2008

About The Top 9 from

Results of new Polls on Financial Issues, Job Vacancies, and Economic Slowdown will appear on 411 in the next few weeks followed by Hiring Immigrants, Credit Cards, and Tax Simplification.  Later in the year Polls on Use of Accountants and Crime and Security are scheduled.  Suggestions for topics to poll are always welcome.

Expect to receive The TOP 9 e-mail the last Saturday of every month.

NFIB Research Foundation


The TOP 9 Questions for June 2008


1. TELECOMMUTING - How many small businesses allow one or more employees to work from home, i.e., telecommute?  (Vol. 3, #5, Q 12a)

2. LOGO - How many small businesses have a registered trade-mark or logo?  (Vol. 6, Iss. 7 Q#6a)

3. PAYMENT - What are the customary terms of small businesses that extent terms or make special payment arrangements? (Vol. 1, Iss. 7, Q#3a)  

4. EXPORT - Aside from Canada, to what part of the world are American small manufacturers most likely to export?  (Vol. 4 Iss. 1, # 6)

5. CASH FLOW - What is the primary reason for cash flow problems among businesses that experience such a problem? (Vol. 1, Iss. 3, Q#2)

6. DISASTERS - How many small businesses have an emergency preparedness plan in case of a man-made or natural disaster? (Vol. 4, Iss. 5, Q#12)

7. UNIONS - How many small businesses have any unionized employees?  (Vol. 7, Iss 1, Q#12)

8. PURCHASING HEALTH INSURANCE - What do small employers shopping for health insurance think their employees most want in a health insurance plan? (Vol. 7, Iss. 3, Q#12A) 

9. LAWYERS - How much trust and confidence do small business owners and managers have in lawyers and the legal profession? (Vol. 5, Iss. 2, Q#1)