small business pessmism

Alabama: 49% of small business owners feel “very optimistic”

Despite economic and regulatory worries, local businesses in Alabama are riding a wave of confidence.

Aug 03, 2017

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

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

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

Georgia: #5 nationally for small business optimism

Georgia is routinely pulling in high national rankings for business performance. Now, the Peach State can add #5 state for small business optimism to its resume.

May 25, 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

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

Missouri: #2 nationally for small business optimism

The Show Me State is one of the top states nationally for small business optimism, and 1 in 4 local businesses plan to hire this year.

May 16, 2017

Kansas: #1 nationally for small business optimism

Kansas leads the nation in small business optimism, according to our data, but that confidence isn’t translating into intentions to hire new staff this year.

May 11, 2017
Junction Kitchen & Provisions: Using online reviews to make better biscuits
SMB SUCCESS
How an “eclectic American” restaurant with a flair for the unique and original used online reviews management to spot and fix a subtle issue with a signature dish.

May 10, 2017
Save time responding to online reviews with Suggested Reply by Womply!
WOMPLY TOOLS
Responding to online reviews is important but time-consuming. Womply’s new Suggested Reply feature streamlines the process for busy small business owners.

May 10, 2017
New York: #1 revenue not translating to optimism for local business owners
DATA
New reports suggest NYC leads the nation in small business revenue. So, why aren’t the Empire State’s local business owners more bullish about business prospects?

May 9, 2017
Florida: #12 nationally for small business hiring intent
DATA
Florida is riding a wave of local business optimism, and the hiring economy is poised to benefit as a result.

May 8, 2017
Texas: #15 nationally for small business optimism
DATA
Texas claims to have the 10th largest economy in the world, but how do the Longhorn State’s small business owners feel about prospects this year?

May 5, 2017
Oregon: #3 nationally for small business hiring intent
DATA
Small businesses in the Beaver State are eager to expand staff headcount in 2017.

May 4, 2017
What do small businesses think about Obamacare repeal, tax reform, and the Trump presidency?
DATA
The Trump administration, and the policy issues it’s tackling, have a profound impact on small business. See what local merchants think about timely political and policy issues that affect business.

May 4, 2017
Utah: #3 nationally for small business optimism
DATA
Utah keeps racking up the business accolades. See what’s driving optimism — and, in some cases, anxiety — for the Beehive State’s small business owners this year.

May 3, 2017
1 in 9 small businesses will accept mobile payments like Apple Pay or cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in 2017
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
New data reveals modest intent for small business owners to accept emerging payment options as consumers drive toward a cashless future.

May 3, 2017
California: Concerns over Trump presidency a drag on small business optimism?
DATA
In California, 61% of local business owners are optimistic about prospects in 2017 compared to 70% nationally. Read our full report on California small business sentiment.

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May 15, 2017

New York: #1 revenue not translating to optimism for local business owners

New reports suggest NYC leads the nation in small business revenue. So, why aren’t the Empire State’s local business owners more bullish about business prospects?

May 10, 2017

Florida: #12 nationally for small business hiring intent

Florida is riding a wave of local business optimism, and the hiring economy is poised to benefit as a result.

May 09, 2017

Texas: #15 nationally for small business optimism

Texas claims to have the 10th largest economy in the world, but how do the Longhorn State’s small business owners feel about prospects this year?

May 08, 2017