The Pulse of Small Business

November WSJ/Vistage Small Business CEO Survey Results: Economic Optimism Reigns

In what is a strong indication of a recovering economy, confidence is now at its highest level since the WSJ/Vistage Small Business CEO Survey first launched in 2012. Hear from Vistage CEO Leon Shapiro about how small business owners and CEOs are poised to increase their capital spend, expand their hiring, and make even bigger changes in the new year.

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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

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