CEO and Executive Leadership News

How CEOs Are Staying Optimistic Despite an Easing Economy

The economic confidence of small business owners has slowly declined since the start of the year, going from a Confidence Index of 99.0 in the second quarter, to 96.3 this quarter. Despite those concerns about the economy, Vistage CEOs are still showing optimism when it comes to their own companies. In this episode of The Pulse of Small Business, we find out why Vistage members are staying confident and the practical steps they’re taking to remain optimistic in their own businesses.

The WSJ/VISTAGE Small Business CEO Survey


A monthly survey measuring the sentiment of U.S. small-business CEOs and owners about the economy. Respondents are limited to businesses with annual revenues of $1 million to $20 million. The findings are analyzed by Dr. Richard Curtin, University of Michigan. View an interactive tool with the full results at

Press releases

CEOs of small, mid-sized businesses remain cautiously optimistic, according to Q3 2015 Vistage CEO Confidence Index

SAN DIEGO (Oct. 8, 2015) — CEOs remain optimistic about their businesses’ growth, despite greater concerns about the challenging economy, according to the…
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