Small Business in 2012
Almost four whole months into 2012 how are small businesses feeling about the year? According to a new study from Manta, feelings are mixed.
So far, 80% of small businesses have not hired. Meanwhile 45% have no plans to hire in the coming year and 27% say they are not sure if they will hire in 2012 yet.
Small business owners disagree on the state of the economy. Of the respondents 42% believe the economy is not recovering and 37% say it is, 21% don’t know.
One thing that small business owners do agree on is that high gas prices are a negative effect on small business. Almost half say that gas prices have negatively affected their profit, and over 80% say gas prices will hurt them if they continue to rise.
How do you feel about small business in 2012?