Small Business Owners Optimism on the Rise

The results are in from my annual small business survey and most owners are upbeat for 2013.

What is your outlook for the coming year? 54% think that their business will grow at least 10% in 2013. The rest are nervous about the fiscal cliff and its effect on the economy.

What is the biggest issue facing your small business in 2013? 45% need a strategy to get more customers. 23% are concerned about the effect of the general economy. Surprisingly, only 16% need more cash to fund their business.

What is the one change you will make in the coming year to your business? 33% want to increase their marketing budget and time. 22% want to be productive, not just busy. 17% want to better use technology like social media to boost their business.

What is your outlook on 2013?


About the Author:

Barry Moltz gets business owners unstuck by unlocking their long forgotten potential. With decades of entrepreneurial experience in his own business ventures, he has discovered the formula to get stuck business owners and increasing their sales. Barry has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 20 years. After successfully selling his last operating business, Barry founded an angel investor group, an angel fund, and is a former advisory member of the board of the Angel Capital Education Foundation. His first book, “You Need to Be A Little Crazy: The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business” describes the ups and downs and emotional trials of running a business. His second book, “Bounce! Failure, Resiliency and the Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success”, shows what it takes to come back and develop true business confidence. His third book, “BAM! Delivering Customer Service in a Self-Service World” shows how customer service is the new marketing. His fourth book, “Small Town Rules: How Small Business and Big Brands can Profit in a Connected Economy” shows how when every customer can talk to every other customer, it’s like living in a small town: Your reputation is everything! His fifth book, “How to Get Unstuck: 25 Ways to Get Your Business Growing Again” helps every small business owners move their company to the next level. Barry is a nationally recognized speaker on small business who has given hundreds of presentations to audiences ranging in size from 20 to 20,000. As a member of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, he has appeared on many TV and radio programs such as CNBC’s The Big Idea, and MSNBC’s Your Business. He hosts his own radio show on AM560, and writes for American Express and Forbes.

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