Small Business Index

Q4 2016 Small Business Index Survey Results

View the complete results from Wells Fargo/Gallup's Q4 2016 Small Business Index.

Published: December 08, 2016

Optimism among small business owners is at an eight-year high, with an overall Index score of 80 — up 12 points from Q3. Key components to the high survey score include an optimistic outlook for the next 12 months:

  • 58% expect business revenue to increase a little or a lot

  • 70% believe cash flow will be somewhat or very good

  • 36% plan to increase their number of overall jobs

  • 44% think it will be somewhat or very easy to obtain credit

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