Washington, D.C. - The latest survey conducted by Ipsos, for the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce, shows small businesses in America believe they are in good overall health. The current MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is 66.3. This is a 3-point increase from last quarter, and the fourth consecutive quarter the index has risen. This increase in optimism is primarily driven by views of the nation economy, local economy and plans to increase staff.
Small businesses are defined in this study as companies with fewer than 500 employees that are not sole proprietorships. These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted January 8, 2018 – January 25, 2018 via telephone in English about small businesses. Please visit https://www.uschamber.com/sbindex/ for more information.
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