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Small Business Owners Optimism Hits New High

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Stefan Schumacher

Small business owners’ optimism about the economy has reached a new high in March, topping out at 81%. A year ago, it was only 68%.

According to the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard, the vast majority of small businesses are seeing results that are better or at least the same as last year after one quarter.

Concerns over health care and the minimum wage seem to have lessened, while hiring nationwide and stability in economy seem to be adding to their optimism.

Year to date, hiring is up 0.1% and the average paycheck has increased 0.7%.


For the full picture on the small business economy, check out our infographic below: