Statistically speaking: Owners’ optimism is increasing

From staff reportsApril 15, 2013 

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

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