Small business owners have an optimistic outlook about 2014, and yet there are mixed feelings that this optimism will lead to hiring growth.
This is according to the January 2014 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard.
According to the survey, only half of small businesses plan to hire for new positions this year (2014). However, small business owners are optimistic about profits and growth.
The survey found that 80 percent of small business owners expect their business to be profitable in 2014 regardless of the economy’s growth rate. This is up from 60 percent a year ago.
Ninety percent of survey respondents were from businesses with 1-10 employees, and 60 percent considered themselves growing.
Of these small businesses, 45 percent have extra cash on hand for growth, or to handle set backs, while 40 percent are not in debt but don’t have extra cash. 15 percent are operating their business from a position of debt.
Here's a a look at the small business economic and hiring outlook for 2014.
Small Business Economy Outlook - Infographic
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