For many of us, the New Year is filled with excitement and anticipation, but for the new neighborhood coffee shop opening downtown, or the Etsy artisan working on a fresh line of handmade jewelry, the New Year can also be a time of uncertainty.
So, what are small business owners thinking about now that we are in 2013? According to our latest Small Business Spend Insights*:
- Small business owners have remained cautiously optimistic about the economy:
- Business owners anticipate spending more on advertising, marketing and inventory supply:
- The top three areas of concern for more than 50 percent of small business owners, include: Cost of health insurance, attracting new customers and rising taxes
*survey conducted in October 2012
Posted by: Janet Zablock, Head of Global Small Business, Visa Inc. on January 8, 2013 at 8:47 am