Infographic: Q2 2016 Small Business Index
Insights on small business owners in Q2 2016.
Small business owner optimism drops slightly in the second quarter of 2017. The overall index score is 64, down 3 points from 67 in Q1.
Small business owners and the 2016 presidential campaign
Are the presidential candidates discussing the issues most important to you as a small business owner? 69% of small business owners responded "no," while only 28% responded "yes," with 3% responding "don't know."
Small business owners indicated that the new president's actions relating to the following issues were extremely or very important to them:
Changes in the tax code, tax regulations and tax rates for small business - 83% Economic policies that affect small business owners - 77% Healthcare and the current healthcare law - 73% Confidence consumers have in the economy - 69% Terrorism and national security - 67%
The Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index is calculated from a quarterly survey of 600 small business owners and measures current and future perceptions of their business financial situation. More information can be found at https://wellsfargoworks.com/small-business-optimism-holds-steady-in-second-quarter. © 2016 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Member FDIC. May 4, 2016