Index Snapshots

Almost two-thirds of small
business owners (61%)
evaluate their business’
overall health as good.

In the last year, nearly one in five of small business owners (18%)
report having increased staff.

Eight in ten (81%) small business
owners are comfortable with
their current cash flow.

Small business owners are
more optimistic on their
outlook of the U.S. economy

this quarter (41%) compared
to last quarter (33%).

Nearly half of small business
owners (46%) say their local
economy.

Complying with government regulations is demanding the same amount of time from nearly one in four small businesses.

Looking ahead for the next year,
two-thirds of small business
owners (68%) say they will be
maintaining staffing levels.

A majority of small business
owners (56%) believe next
year’s revenue will increase.

Half of small business owners
(50%) believe that job
candidates are not properly
prepared for the workforce.

A majority of small business
owners (58%) will invest about
the same
as they did last year
in their businesses.

Almost 60% of all small
business owners are
concerned about
cybersecurity threats.

In addition, small businesses
with 20–99 employees are more
likely to be concerned.

Optimism concerning
business prospects remains
unchanged
since the beginning
of 2017 for half of small
business owners (51%).