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Why 2018 was a big year for small business – Guest Viewpoint

December is the time of year we reflect on the highs and lows of the past 12 months. When it comes to small business, 2018 was definitely a high.
In fact, I believe it was one of the best years for our region’s entrepreneurs and job creators. When you look at the following highlights, it’s easy to see why 2018 was a big year for small business.

Small business optimism reached an all-time high. For the 35 years the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has conducted the survey, small business optimism was at its highest in . . .