Small Business Center
Small businesses supply many of the data points economic forecasters watch for signs of recession. Small business data, Federal Reserve interest rate hikes, large selloffs of crude oil in anticipation of a flagging economy, slower growth of consumer spending, decreasing consumer demand and investor retreats in the stock market add up to a grim picture, according to Fortune. Here are some clear signs that cutbacks by small businesses could spill over into the wider economy:
For more detail, read this story in Fortune.