Thursday, April 11, 2013

80%of Small businesses Will Not Add Employees in the Next Two Years

So says the Chamber of Commerce first quarter 2013 Small Business Outlook Study [PDF]:

- 70% say their business is headed in the right direction
- 79% say the US economy is in the wrong direction
- 20% say they will add employees in the next two years
- 44% cite economic uncertainty as the top threat to their business
- 24% say the small business climate has improved the last two years
- 77% say higher energy prices are an "immediate" threat to their business

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