NEW YORK (1/6/15)--Nearly 80% of small business owners are optimistic going into the new year, according to the most recent SB Authority Market Sentiment Survey.
The monthly survey by Newtek Business Services Inc., The Small Business Authority, collected the responses from more than 1,100 small business owners.
"Business owners are far more optimistic about the 2015 economic environment than they were in 2014," said Barry Sloane, chairman and president/CEO. "A robust stock market, low interest rate environment and the U.S. economy demonstrating superiority over all other countries is what is driving the significant optimistic shift amongst our independent business owners."
Regarding the U.S. economy, 23% reported being more pessimistic going into 2015.
Newtek Business Services Inc., The Small Business Authority, is a CUNA Strategic Services alliance provider.