This week we discuss:

  • 2019 Small Business Outlook Survey Shows High Optimism https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190117005015/en/2019-Small-Business-Outlook-Survey-Shows-High
  • Need a Small-Business Loan? Why the Small Business Administration Can’t Help https://www.inc.com/guadalupe-gonzalez/government-shutdown-small-business-administration-loans-sba.html
  • The Economy Is Slowing https://seekingalpha.com/article/4234141-economy-slowing
  • Polls Show Government Shutdown Is Eroding Faith in Economy https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/business/economy/government-shutdown-polls-economy.html
  • Extending the Brexit deadline could cause major issues with EU elections coming https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/18/brexit-extension-could-be-a-problem-for-european-elections-in-may.html
  • China offers 6-year import boost in trade talks with US: Sources https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/18/china-to-offer-path-to-eliminate-trade-imbalance-with-us-report.html