Stay on top of what is happening across the small business landscape. Look for trends and identify changing market perceptions by referring to our Small Business Barometers.
Capital Access Network CAN funds research through detailed polls and surveys of America's small business owners. Periodically, we release our findings to allow small business owners insight into how current business trends are evolving.
The Spring 2011 CAN Small Business Barometer focused on small business owner perceptions and experiences regarding access to working capital and “daily remittance” finance products that offer payment and remittance flexibility in the form of daily or mini-payments.Read the Barometer
The results of this survey indicate that small business owners are receptive to having banks offer alternatives to loans, especially when the applicant cannot qualify for a loan.Read the Barometer
At the end of 2007, small business owners were looking ahead to 2008 and anticipating that access to working capital would be the number one barrier keeping them from reaching their annual goals.Read the Barometer
According to the results of this survey, while many business owners see the value of Internet and web marketing, most are not taking advantage of current online opportunities.Read the Barometer
At the outset of 2007, many small business owners seemed to share a sense of optimism. Most planned to increase business spending through the curse of the year, and they were willing to share perspectives on the ramifications of various credit issues.Read the Barometer
Explore Sales Trend AnalysisJanuary 2012 - Q4 2011 SBCS Report
For the seventeenth straight quarter, small businesses’ Q4 2011 year-over-year card sales declined, but for the second straight quarter, the rate of decline improved.Read more
Is an MCA Right for You?"Merchant Cash Advance: Not for Every Business. Is it Right for Yours?"
August 2009 - This White Paper is the third in a series and the first addressed directly at business owners so they can make more informed decisions regarding working capital options for their businesses.Read more