The Megaphone of Main Street Jobs Report, Infographic #3: Small Business Owner Sentiment

SCORE latest infographic examines small business owner sentiments about the future. This infographic reports the findings of part 3 of The Megaphone of Main Street Small Business Jobs Report

Most small business owners are optimistic about their growth over the next six months:

  • 69% of all small business owners were optimistic
  • 82% of millennial business owners (younger than age 35) reported feeling very or somewhat optimistic

Small business owners are concerned about the following issues negatively impacting their growth:

  • Policies that favor large businesses (48%)
  • Access to capital (39.7%)
  • Proposed changes in healthcare (36%)

41% of millennial business owners are concerned about finding and keeping qualified workers compared to only 33% of all small business owners.

Business owners worry about the negative impact of the following issues on their success in the next 6 months:

  • Personal income tax (34.5%)
  • Corporate income tax (27.6%)
  • Local labor laws (27.1%)


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