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?

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