Small business owners are optimistic about where business is headed in the second half of 2015, according to Manta’s Wellness Index.
In the Manta 2015 midyear Small Business Wellness Index, we polled 1,107 small business owners to check in to see how they’re faring. Turns out, they’re pretty good. More than 70 percent of respondents report that the first half of 2015 was a success, down only slightly from the end of 2014. The positivity continues as more than 80 percent feel optimistic about where business is headed in the second half of the year. Interestingly, although respondents indicated at the start of this year that hiring was a top priority, only 28 percent hired new employees in the first half and 31 percent plan to hire later in the year.