Small Business Owners: Up on Economy, Down on Risk.
- Our 2013 study shows more small business owners feel optimistic that the national economy will strengthen this year.
- However, a majority of small business owners say the number of risks they are taking has stayed the same in the last six months.
- In addition, more describe their current level of risk-taking as conservative compared to last year.
Despite this optimism, a majority of small business owners say that the number of risks they are taking has stayed roughly the same over the last six months.
In addition, more small business owners describe themselves as “conservative” in the overall level of risk they are currently taking with their business compared to last year.
Interesting fact: Even with the rise in optimism about the national economy this year, more small business owners feel optimistic about the local economy in the next six months than the national economy (48% versus 22%, respectively).
Learn more: 7 ways business owners can take calculated risks in today's economy.
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