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Deep Optimism Around U.S. Economy Driving Small Businesses to Expand

Small business owners are expecting increased revenues, profits and hiring in the year ahead, according to the February 2015 Wall Street Journal/Vistage Small Business CEO survey. In the face of this economic optimism, they are now turning their focus onto increasing investment in their business’s infrastructure and equipment. Vistage member Brit Barber, for example, has found that a shift in her investment spending has spurred a reinvention of her entire business strategy.

Introducing the Pulse of Small Business

Discover how you can take action based on the sentiments of hundreds of CEOs and small business owners from across the U.S.

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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