Insight and analysis of Small Business Sentiment and economic trends

The BusinessPulse, powered by Barlow Research Associates, Inc., provides detailed analysis and reporting on small business sentiment including economic position, economic confidence, and credit outlook for small and middle market companies. Barlow Research surveys more than 2,800 companies annually across the U.S. to gather current viewpoints and draws on 10 years of data to provide in-depth research on economic trends to the commercial banking sector.

Our Take on the Quarter
Much of this quarter’s Live Oak BusinessPulse was focused on the impact COVID-19 has had on small businesses. Live Oak President Huntley Garriott and Chief Credit Officer Steve Smits discuss the findings.

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