The small and mid-size business sector creates 75 percent of new U.S. jobs and generates 50 percent of the nation’s revenues.
SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2013 – CEOs reported an improved economy and brighter prospects for their own firms despite recent cutbacks in federal spending, in the Q1 2013 Vistage CEO Confidence Index. The Confidence Index was 96.6 in the 1st quarter 2013 survey, up from 87.0 in the prior quarter and the highest level since last year’s 105.1. The underlying strength in the economy has begun to shift the attention of CEOs from uncertainty about federal policies to the more traditional concerns of small firms centered on revenue growth, controlling costs, and staffing.
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The infographic is a snapshot of current business trends based on the Q1 2013 Confidence Index results—which reflect a surge in economic optimism about the year ahead.
SAN DIEGO, May 23, 2013 – Vistage Chair Howard Levitt has recently launched a new Chief Executive Group in New York City. The Vistage Group will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Levitt joins nearly 400 Vistage Chairs who lead local area groups, which total more than 16,000 members in 15 countries.
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SAN DIEGO, JANUARY 9, 2013 – The Vistage CEO Confidence Index was 87.0 in the 4th quarter of 2012, down from 89.0 in the 3rd quarter and lower than the 98.8 index posted in 4th quarter of 2011. CEOs reported a continued slowdown in the pace of economic growth and anticipated overall economic conditions would remain subdued in the first half of 2013.
SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY (March 21, 2013) -- Leadership performance coach and Vistage Chair, Erica Peitler, has just been recognized by NJBiz magazine and Wells Fargo as one of New Jersey’s 2013 Best 50 Women in Business. The award acknowledges women business leaders who are influential in their companies, industries and communities, and women who are shaping the economic future of New Jersey. Erica was chosen for her accomplishments in business, the impact she has on her community and her advocacy for women.