80% of Small Businesses Will Not Add Employees in the Next Two Years


April 5, 2013

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Report

CRAMGraph040513-2So says the Chamber of Commerce first quarter 2013 Small Business Outlook Study.

The findings

· 70% say their business is headed in the right direction
· 79% say the US economy is in the wrong direction
· 20% say they will add employees in the next two years
· 44% cite economic uncertainty as the top threat to their business
· 24% say the small business climate has improved the last two years
· 77% say higher energy prices are an “immediate” threat to their business

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