2019 Sales of Small Businesses Look Back: Uncertainty Creates Opportunity and Risk – Part 1

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Annual Insight Report shows that while small business sales still remain at historically high levels, 2019 transactions took a five percent dip from record-setting 2018 levels. The number of small businesses that changed hands in 2019 dropped slightly compared to last year according to the latest BizBuySell Insight Report, a nationally-recognized economic […]

Economic Brief – A Field Guide to Recessions (updated 10.22.19)

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Chief Economist Scott Brown discusses current economic conditions. Definitions and Determinations: The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) defines a recession as “a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real income, employment, industrial production, and wholesale-retail sales.” […]