U.S. Small-Business Owners’ Optimism Again Edges Downward

According to a recent report by Gallup, U.S. small-business owners, which would include nearly all independent optometry, opticianry and most ophthalmology practices,  continue to be less optimistic about their financial situations in the fourth quarter than they were at the beginning of 2015. The Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index declined modestly but steadily in the second and third quarters of this year, after its significant rise in the first quarter.

Trend: Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index

Small-business owners’ optimism about business and financial conditions has continued its modest path of erosion in the fourth quarter of 2015, although the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index remains high relative to its low levels from 2008 through late last year. Despite this downtick, owners are as positive about adding new jobs over the next 12 months as they have been in eight years.

To read the entire report on the Gallup web site follow this link.

Source: Gallup

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About Arthur De Gennaro

My friends call me Art. Welcome to my blog. In this space you’ll find information and comments on the ophthalmology world, the optical industry, the hearing industry and medical practice management. My intent is to provide information you can use to improve your business and your own performance. Please visit often and feel free to join the discussions by leaving comments.

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