He mentions two very good reports that you might want to back track on:
1. UPS Business Monitor Report (Global, Americas, Europe and Asia -- I am sure they will update soon to reflect our current global economic environment).
2. Intuit Future of Small Business Report (all three report segments are featured and offer a beacon to the future).
And we are always delighted when our blog is mentioned (hat tip to Matthew even if we are a little late!).