2014 Quarter 2 Survey Results - Conducted: May 12 -23, 2014
The Florida Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index Survey shows:
Top Issue Facing Small Businesses: Tied between access to capital and economic uncertainty, with both receiving 24 percent of the vote.
Access To Capital: Increased by 12 percent compared to the same time period last year.
Economic Uncertainty: Decreased by 10 percent compared to the same time period last year.
Sales Increased: 43 percent of businesses surveyed reported higher company sales compared to the same time period last year, with only 1-in-4 businesses reporting lower sales.
Optimism Increased: 58 percent expect the economy to improve over the next year, up three percent from 2013. Additionally, two-thirds (67 percent) of respondents expect the economy to improve in the next three years, up six percent from 2013.
How does your business compare?
Steve Koenig, SCORE Counselor
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