Our Quarterly Small Business Index Survey was released to the media for the first time yesterday showing that small business owners are growing optimistic and nearly 40% are planning to hire in the next six months. Our Florida Chamber Small Business Council is able to keep the pulse of issues facing small businseses through this survey. This survey tool serves as a way to inform elected leaders and the media in Florida about the current state of small businesses. We know that 4 of 5 new jobs will come from small businesses, so this information is critical to the policy development process in the Florida Capitol.
See below for a full copy of the report and what the media and leaders are saying about the results:
Please click here for a full copy of the results and analysis.
Please click here for results and analysis from the July 2011 survey.
Traditional News Coverage
Florida Trend Daily Pulse
Forty percent of Florida small business owners plan to hire
Jacksonville Business Journal
Small-business survey shows improving job outlook, yet most are still cautious
Southwest Florida News-Press
More Florida businesses planning to hire
Orlando Business Journal
Survey: Florida small businesses plan to increase hiring
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Forty percent of small business owners plan to hire, Florida Chamber says
Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Blog
Florida Chamber’s Small Business Index Survey Highlights Positive Hiring, Business Health Trends
Social Media Mentions