Latest Small Business Pulse Survey Shows Improvements

Final results from phase two of the Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey…


Jobless Claims Remain Steady, Though Elevated

The latest jobs report from the Department of Labor (DOL) showed that for the week…


Jobs Numbers Improving…But Will the Trend Continue?

We have to find glimmers of hope where we can lately, and the most recent jobs…


Shiny and New: New Home Sales Continue Upward Trajectory

The housing market offers one of the few bright spots in the U.S. economy with…


When Success Requires Shape-Shifting: Lakeland Bank’s Story

Sitting outside on my deck this morning, I caught sight of a small lizard zooming…


The Mixed Bag Continues for Retail and Food Services Sales Numbers

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released their July 2020 Advance Monthly Sales for…


Protecting Bank Assets by Identifying and Managing Risks

Written by David Nicholson, founder and president of Credit Training, Inc.…


Webinar Recap: Local Economies and Why You Should Know Them

Vertical IQ recently hosted a webinar on how advisors of small businesses can…


Report on Retail and Food Services Sales Reveals Mixed Picture

On Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau released their latest data on estimated retail…


Insights from the Census Bureau Pulse Survey

The Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey reveals some interesting first-hand…


A Closer Look at Who is Getting PPP Dollars

You’ve probably seen the headlines this week about the government’s release of more…


Jobs Numbers Improving… But Still a Long Way to Go

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their May employment data on Friday, June…


April Gloom: U.S. Import and Export Numbers Continue to Fall

On May 29, the U.S. Census Bureau released their advance Economic Indicators Report…


Building Anxiety: Housing Starts Plummet

On Tuesday morning, new data was released by the Census Bureau on housing starts in…


Key Metrics: Why Advisors Need to Understand Their Local Economies

The U.S. economy gets a lot of attention — and rightly so. Since 1871, the U.S. has…


Help Clients Understand the Impact of COVID-19 on Their Industry

It’s the topic on nearly everyone’s mind right now: coronavirus (COVID-19). And…