Survey Reveals U.S. Small Business Owner Outlook
Confidence among small business owners in the U.S. is up, according to a quarterly online survey produced by CNBC and SurveyMonkey. Of more than 2,000 small business owners polled from July 27 to August 5 this year, 58 percent of respondents say business conditions are “good,” up from 53 percent last quarter and up from 39 percent a year ago.
According to the survey, about 33 percent of small business owners anticipate hiring additional full-time employees this year, which is seven percentage points higher than a year ago. Sixteen percent of small business owners said they currently have open positions that they have been unable to fill for at least three months. This CNBC/SurveyMonkey survey polled exactly 2,085 self-identified small business owners 18 and older.
Last modified: August 16, 2018
Todd Stone is a reporter for deBanked.