16 Total Quotes

William Dunkelberg Quotes

A net 17 percent of small employers plan to increase employment in the next three months, indicating that this year could be a fairly good period for manufacturing if the economy holds and the dollar weakens.
William Dunkelberg
#Employer

to have taken the attack personally, posting widespread reductions in expected real sales gains over the next three months.
William Dunkelberg
#Sales

By historical standards, that's a good rate, but we're used to 5 and 6 (percent growth) now, so it's going to feel bad. Perspective gets skewed by prosperity.
William Dunkelberg
#Growth

We're going to rein it in. Caution should be the watchword.
William Dunkelberg
#Caution

The small business sector is clearly slowing, but there are no signs of 'disorder' in the exiting, ... This is good news for the Fed, which expressed its pleasure by hinting at rate cuts if things slowed too quickly.
William Dunkelberg
#Business

The economy is slowing, but down to speeds previously regarded as 'too fast.'
William Dunkelberg
#Economy

Judicious capital investments have allowed the small-business community to cut operating costs to the point where many are able to hold the line on -- or reduce -- consumer costs, improve employee compensation, withstand flat or lower sales and still generate higher profits,
William Dunkelberg
#Business

The index suggests that the consensus economic forecasts predicting slower growth for the first half of 1999 will be wrong again. We look for growth in Gross Domestic Product to keep running above 3 percent until at least mid-year.
William Dunkelberg
#Growth

Shopping action must have been heavy, as the frequency of reported sales gains jumped way up in November, to the third-highest level in all of '98.
William Dunkelberg
#Action

Main Street optimism has backed down from the mountain top and is resting on a high plateau. The general view is that things have been going well for so long, they're bound to ease back a bit. Small-business owners aren't painting a doom-and-gloom scenario here. They just sense that the red-hot economy will cool by a degree or two.
William Dunkelberg
#Optimism

While hiring plans have softened since last year, labor markets remain extremely tight.
William Dunkelberg
#Labor

The data still point to an acceleration of inflation in 2000, but hint ever so tantalizingly at the possibility that the worst may be past,
William Dunkelberg
#Inflation

Small business owners are raising wages to keep the people already on board and to make open positions more attractive, ... With many small firms struggling to fill job slots, it's natural to see expansion plans being put on hold.
William Dunkelberg
#Business

Small business owners are raising wages to keep the people already on board and to make open positions more attractive. With many small firms struggling to fill job slots, it's natural to see expansion plans being put on hold.
William Dunkelberg
#Business

Consumers have not become timid, capital spending is double digit, and the government is spending more.
William Dunkelberg
#Government

Credit costs more but is no harder to get. And because interest costs are not particularly large for most firms, there are few complaints.
William Dunkelberg
#Interest