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SOURCE Newtek Business Services, Inc.
Newtek, The Small Business Authority®, Releases the March 2014 SB Authority Index
NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newtek Business Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWT), The Small Business Authority®, announced today the release of the SB Authority Index of small business indicators for March 2014 reaching 126.33 points. The increase in the Russell Microcap Index, retail sales and Newtek Merchant Processing volume led the trend. The SB Authority Index is up 0.58% from February 2014. On a year-over-year comparison, the SB Authority Index is up 7.70%.
Barry Sloane, Chairman, President and CEO of The Small Business Authority® commented, "The Small Business economy continues to limp along as it is led by some economic accelerators but slowed down by others. Clearly, the easy money and zero interest rate policies of the Federal Reserve have fueled record levels of stock prices and modest levels of consumer spending. The uncertain economic environment and increased government involvement in the economy has continued to effect the slow pace of hiring and low confidence amongst small business owners, which moderates the growth in the fifth year of this economic recovery."
About Newtek Business Services, Inc.
Newtek Business Services, Inc., The Small Business Authority®, is a direct distributor of a wide range of business services and financial products to the small- and medium-sized business market under the Newtek brand including:
Since 1999, Newtek has helped small- and medium-sized business owners realize their potential by providing them with the essential tools needed to manage and grow their businesses and to compete effectively in today's marketplace. Newtek provides its services to over 100,000 business accounts and has positioned the Newtek brand as a one-stop-shop provider of such business services. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are over 27.5 million small businesses in the United States, which in total represent 99.7% of all employer firms.
The Small Business Authority® is a registered trade mark of Newtek Business Services, Inc., and neither are a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
Statements in this press release including statements regarding Newtek's beliefs, expectations, intentions or strategies for the future, may be "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, intensified competition, operating problems and their impact on revenues and profit margins, anticipated future business strategies and financial performance, anticipated future number of customers, business prospects, legislative developments and similar matters. Risk factors, cautionary statements and other conditions, which could cause Newtek's actual results to differ from management's current expectations, are contained in Newtek's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available through http://www.sec.gov.
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