Small Business Optimism is Soaring!
April 27, 2017
U.S small businesses are brimming with confidence — and backing up their upbeat outlook with a burst of hiring and spending.
Sixty-four percent of firms with 100 or fewer employees say their businesses are doing well, up from 61% in late 2015, according to an Allstate/USA TODAY survey of 2,790 such enterprises in mid-February.
And 72% of the respondents anticipate they’ll do well in the coming year compared to their current performance, up from 64% in late 2015. The survey results represent a positive harbinger for an economy that’s expected to record meager first-quarter growth in a report due out Friday. In a barometer that rates small businesses’ overall health, Nashville, Orlando and Tampa ranked highest while New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia trailed.
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