Small Business Index

Q3 2017 Small Business Index Survey Results

View the complete results from Wells Fargo/Gallup's Q3 2017 Small Business Index.

Published: August 02, 2017

Small business optimism continues for the third quarter in a row, hitting a decade high. The quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index saw the overall Index jump to 106 for Q3 2017. Positive trends for small business owners include:

  • 76% feel their current financial situation is very or somewhat good

  • 21% increased the number of jobs at their company over the past 12 months

  • 63% had a very or somewhat good cash flow over the past 12 months

These positives impact major pain points for small businesses, including financial stability, cash flow, and hiring and retaining quality staff. To view the full Wells Fargo/Gallup Q3 2017 Small Business Index, click the Download button.