Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
Shows & Panels
Business owners more upbeat about their companies
Tuesday - 4/30/2013, 5:30pm EDT
NEW YORK (AP) -- Small business owners are getting more optimistic about their companies.
That's the finding of two surveys released Tuesday. The first, conducted in early April by Wells Fargo and Gallup, finds that owners are more upbeat because their companies' finances are improving. The Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index rose seven points to 16 from nine in January and minus-11 in November.
A separate survey by the Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom finds that 84 percent of entrepreneurs, owners of very young companies, were confident in the first quarter about their companies' profitability in the next year. That's up 1 percentage point from fourth quarter 2012.
While entrepreneurs feel good about their prospects, they have less faith in the U.S. economy. The survey says that's making them pull back on hiring plans.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.