Arizona: Economic, regulatory concerns dampening optimism?

Uncertainties at the state and national level may be holding back small business confidence in the Grand Canyon State

Jul 10, 2017

New Mexico: #8 for small business optimism

73% of local merchants are feeling good about business in the Land of Enchantment. What are their top reasons for optimism?

Jul 06, 2017

Womply salutes veteran-owned businesses!

This 4th of July, think about the contributions members of the U.S. military have made in combat abroad and in business at home.

Jul 03, 2017

Michigan: National politics depressing SMB optimism?

Local businesses in the Wolverine State are feeling… pretty average, compared to national data. Could uncertainties around national business policies and the economy be to blame?

Jun 26, 2017

How does the stock market affect small business confidence?

Wall Street’s record run is having an impact on Main Street, too.

Jun 20, 2017

Wisconsin: Could SMBs create 136k new jobs this year?

If optimism holds, 31% of Wisconsin’s 440,000 small businesses plan to add staff this year.

Jun 19, 2017

Colorado: #1 for entrepreneurship, #13 for small biz optimism

In Colorado, where 1 in 11 adults owns a small business, optimistic merchants outnumber pessimistic ones 7 to 1.

Jun 15, 2017

Maryland: Optimism high, but economic concerns loom large

Small business optimism is a complicated issue in Maryland, where merchants are looking for clarity on where the national economy is heading.

Jun 13, 2017

Ohio: #10 nationally for small business optimism

In Ohio, 7 in 10 small businesses are optimistic about prospects in 2017, but nearly 1 in 4 expect more of what they experienced in 2016. What does it mean for the Buckeye State’s economy?

Jun 06, 2017

Indiana: Is Trump the reason for 90% small business optimism?

Optimism is high, but concerns over healthcare and taxes may be holding back hiring plans for Indiana’s half-million small businesses.

Jun 01, 2017

Pennsylvania: 47% of small business owners say Obamacare repeal would have “no impact”

Nearly half of Pennsylvania small business owners say repeal of the national healthcare law would have no impact on their business. But that doesn’t mean they don’t care about healthcare reform.

May 30, 2017

How optimistic are small business owners in major U.S. cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles?

What do we know about small business optimism and hiring intent in some of the nation’s top metro areas?

May 24, 2017

Illinois: #7 nationally for small business optimism

Illinois is among the top spots nationally for small business optimism, but the Prairie State lags in hiring intent.

May 23, 2017

Virginia: #17 nationally for small business hiring intent

In Virginia, where 9 in 10 companies are small businesses, 1 in 4 local merchants plan to add staff in 2017.

May 22, 2017

North Carolina: Can pro-business tax reform boost optimism in the Tar Heel State?

North Carolina ranks #25 nationally for small business optimism, but could tax breaks in the state’s budget proposal be a mood-booster for the Tar Heel State?

May 18, 2017

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