The results from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Q4 Small Business Outlook Survey show that there remains a significant amount of concern among the small business community about the U.S. economy and overall small business climate. We put together this visualization at Docstoc to show the upward climb a lot of small business owners feel we have ahead of us. But don’t despair, I have some recommendations and resources on how to succeed in face of this climate.
According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce survey,:
82% think U.S. economy is on the wrong track ( see more data on small business sentiment)
71% feel that health care law makes it harder to hire (review the critical points on how the Affordable Health Care Act affects small businesses)
66% believe that the climate for small businesses has actually worsened over the past two years (avoid making these entrepreneurial mistakes in 2013)
64% plan to keep the same number of employees in 2013 (beat the trend with this course on How to Get a Job)
53% have not hired in the past year (check out this Stanford lecture on having a Hiring Plan)
17% indicated that they plan to add employees in 2013 (see my 3 Key Criteria for Hiring)
16% of Small Business Owners Hired More Employees in 2012 (here’s what those candidate probably did to Ace the Interview)
Jason Nazar is the co-founder & CEO of Docstoc, a top 500 most-visited website helping small businesses. He’s also the creator & host of the live events Startups Uncensored, and a thought leader on topics about entrepreneurship, technology & small business.