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For the first time in six months, entrepreneurs are feeling a bit more hopeful—even if it’s just by .08%. The National Federation of Independent Business’ Small Business Optimism Index grew for the first time in 2011.
The index reported that sales were still small business owners’ No.1 concern, and that -22% of business owners are expecting better conditions in the next six months.
Being an entrepreneur means constantly evolving, a lesson Perez and his business partner have learned through starting out in a rough economic climate, he said. For this reason, they are right on board with the NFIB’s optimism index.
“The first step of being a successful small business is believing that your idea or product will work,” Perez said. “If you don’t, you might as well board up the shop and head home.”
via Just How Optimistic are Small Business Owners? | Fox Small Business Center.