August 04, 2023
The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence in collaboration with The Business Council improved to 48 in Q3 2023, up from 42 in the second quarter.
July 26, 2023
Despite geopolitical disruption and looming economic concerns, CEOs remain focused on navigating through uncertainty. While the challenges are many, today's CEOs demonstrate incredible resilience through their ability to navigate external factors and continue to explore and invest in emerging technologies.
July 13, 2023
The latest Marcum-Hofstra University CEO Survey provides compelling insight into the evolving mindset of middle-market CEOs across a range of industries, revealing a broadly optimistic view of the business landscape and the importance of companies supporting social and political causes.
July 10, 2023
New survey results from GoDaddy, show that almost three-quarters of U.S. small business owners say their perception of the American Dream has changed.
July 07, 2023
Rural small businesses face a unique set of challenges, but they also have advantages over their urban and suburban counterparts – such as a tendency to be more profitable.
June 16, 2023
Each quarter, CFO Signals tracks the thinking and actions of leading CFOs representing some of North America's largest and most influential companies. Since 2010, the survey has provided key insights into the business environment, company priorities and expectations, finance priorities, and CFOs' priorities.
May 23, 2023
According to a new report from Paychex, Inc., Generation Z (born 1997-2012) participation in the small business workforce has surpassed Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) and is the only segment in the labor market showing growth.
May 12, 2023
American workers are more content than ever, according to The Conference Board Job Satisfaction 2023. The report finds improved satisfaction across nearly all 26 components—with gains in non-compensation factors like work-life balance outpacing even those from improved pay and benefits.
May 05, 2023
The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence in collaboration with The Business Council declined slightly to 42 in Q2 2023, down from 43 in the first quarter of the year. The Measure is still below a reading of 50, which suggests CEOs remain largely pessimistic about what's ahead in the economy.
February 10, 2023
The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence in collaboration with The Business Council stands at 43 to start 2023, up from 32 in the final quarter of 2022. The Measure's improvement early in Q1 2023 represents an uptick from the extreme weakness seen last year, which brought it to lows comparable to the depths of the COVID-19 recession in 2020.
February 03, 2022
The Georgia Chamber has announced the recipients for this year's Small Diverse Business program memberships. Eight diverse businesses will have the opportunity to take full advantage of a one-year membership to the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
February 02, 2022
National small business job growth continued to increase in January as did earnings for workers, according to the Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch.
January 31, 2022
The Georgia Lottery Corp. announced it generated $376,513,000 in profits for the second quarter of fiscal year 2022, bringing the total transferred to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account since inception to more than $24.6 billion.
January 25, 2022
175 CEOs across 15 industries shared their perspectives, expectations, thoughts, and priorities for the next 12 months.
January 21, 2022
In a state that treasures individual freedoms, the right to bear arms is highly honored by an ever-increasing number of Georgia citizens. This avid consumer base, coupled with a pro-business environment and gun-friendly legislation, has attracted many advanced manufacturers in the defense, law enforcement, firearms, and shooting sports industries.
January 19, 2022
CEOs continued to face pressure generated by the ongoing COVID pandemic and market conditions such as rising inflation, supply chain disruptions and the 'Great Resignation' in parts of the world. Despite the array of shifting headwinds, the CEOs that we surveyed are the most optimistic they have been in 10 years about the prospects for a stronger economy in the coming year.
Hourly Earnings Growth Ends the Year at a New High; Job Growth Also Continues at U.S. Small Businesses
January 05, 2022
Workers saw record hourly earnings growth and employment levels continued to rise as 2021 drew to a close.
December 13, 2021
The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence in collaboration with The Business Council retreated in the final quarter of 2021. The measure now stands at 65, down moderately from 67 in Q3 2021—and substantially from Q2's all-time high of 82.
December 09, 2021
As the frequency, intensity, and economic fallout from natural disasters continues to rise, employees are fast-emerging as an influential force driving their companies' disaster philanthropy efforts.
Employees of Small Businesses See Record High Hourly Earnings Growth in November; Job Growth Also Continues to Increase
December 08, 2021
Wage growth reached a new high for the employees of small businesses in the U.S. in November, according to aggregated payroll data of approximately 350,000 Paychex clients with fewer than 50 employees.
November 10, 2021
As leaders at COP26 tackle climate change, a new report sheds light on how companies can organize themselves to integrate sustainability into their businesses. Produced by The Conference Board, the report covers issues including where sustainability sits within companies, the size of sustainability departments, and key priorities of sustainability teams.
US Lifts Historic International Travel Ban, Welcoming Back Fully Vaccinated Travelers from 33 Countries
November 09, 2021
After nearly two years, today, the US has reopened its borders to fully vaccinated international travelers arriving via air from the 26 Schengen countries in Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil.
October 12, 2021
In the midst of having to navigate waves of COVID-19 and lockdowns, 87% of small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have maintained, or spent more, on transportation, logistics, and expediting to overcome shortages -- this according to the "Logistics: Heads Up" study from Cargo.
October 06, 2021
The pandemic forced brands to accelerate their digital transformation, leading to vast improvements in brand experiences that are streamlined and connected across in-person and digital touchpoints.
Small Business Optimism Hits Record High, Gaining Momentum From Vaccines & Adapted Pandemic Operations, Survey Shows
September 29, 2021
Business owners are feeling optimistic about the near-term future of their businesses amid increasing vaccination rates, and those who report that more than three-quarters of their workforce has been vaccinated are the most positive about their business outlook.