|Micro Business Owners Weigh in on the Election|
Vistaprint Survey Shows Small Businesses Owners’ Primary Concern is Uncertainty over the Economy
The survey showed that 73 percent of small business owners feel the upcoming election is important to their business, and a little over half (54 percent) of respondents revealed that their interests and concerns as a small business owner have not been well represented in the election. Additionally, 45 percent feel that neither candidate has a strong plan for helping small business owners.
The number one concern of small business owners is uncertainty over economic conditions (44 percent), followed by federal taxes on small business (22 percent), the cost of health care (18 percent) and unreasonable government regulations (17 percent). Small business owners reported that 45 percent will cast their vote based on the candidate’s plan for small business, while 20 percent are still undecided.
“Although small business owners have expressed concern regarding the
upcoming election and how it will affect their business, the survey
results indicated that they continue to be optimistic about their
companies' performances and revenue growth.” said
The quarterly survey generated nearly 1,500 responses from U.S. based micro businesses (businesses with between 1-10 employees) and revealed that the vast majority of micro business owners are optimistic about running their own businesses, with 75 percent reporting that they are happy. More than half of respondents reported that they are on track to make or exceed their original revenue goals for the year.
While the Small
Business Happiness Index offers insight about the sentiment
of micro businesses generally, it does not indicate or represent changes
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