Small business owners were more optimistic in March than they were in February, according to a survey by SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard. Here are some other findings:
50% of small business owners plan to invest in their businesses during the second quarter of 2013.
80% of small business owners said the first quarter of 2013 matched or exceeded expecations.
58% of owners said first-quarter events such as the fiscal cliff, 2 percent payroll tax increase and the sequester had a negative impact on business.
0.6% the month-over-month increase in small-business hiring in Raleigh-Durham.
SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard