Florida Business Owners More Upbeat Than National Average

Date: April 28, 2014

Nearly 60% Have Positive Outlook For Next Six Months

The latest edition of the American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor survey shows that more Florida businesses are more optimistic than the national average about the direction of their businesses. According to the survey, 59% have a positive view of their business prospects in the coming six months, compared to 54% nationwide. South Florida economist William B. Stronge told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that Florida businesses are feeling good after a strong winter tourism season, and suggested that the boosted optimism may be here to stay, as long as “relatively good economic news” continues to arrive. However, the survey was not all good news for Florida small businesses – 22% described their business as a “sinking ship,” compared to 13% nationwide. The poll surveyed businesses with 100 employees or fewer.

Further Reading: The

Miami Herald and the South Florida Sun Sentinel both cover the survey reports.

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