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Small Business Optimism Hits New Load

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How do small businesses feel about the economic outlook? While it sits at 68% who are optimistic, that's the lowest percentage in the past year.

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Small Business Optimism Hits New Load

  1. 1. SMALL BUSINESS SCORECARD How is Your Cash Flow? How Much Debt Do Small Business Owners Have on the Balance Sheet? How Many Small Business Owners Are Optimistic About the Economy? Main Street Matters The number of small business owners who say they have extra cash available to pursue new opportunities or to deal with an emergency. Contact: Stefan Schumacher | 847-676-8420 ext. 7173 | stefan.schumacher@surepayroll.com Copyright © 2015 SurePayroll. A Paychex Company. All rights reserved. SurePayroll's Scorecard compiles data from small businesses nationwide, and exclusively reflects the trends affecting the nation's "micro businesses" — those with 1-10 employees. The average business reflected has 6 employees. JANUARY 2016 BALANCE SHEET MONTHLY SURVEY YTD OPTIMISM TREND 0 20 40 60 80 100 52% YEAR-OVER-YEAR 10 July AugMar Apr May JuneJan JanFeb Sep Oct Nov Dec 40 60 80 100 68% 84% 78% they are operating with debt. they need to reduce costs and/or cut staff. they don’t have any debt, but they don’t have extra cash. 1110 38 say ... say ... say ...

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