How are you coping in these economic times?
Last week we conducted a survey of small business owners and 56 percent said this quarter (Jan.-March) was better than the same quarter last year. And more than 69 percent of the 82 business owners that answered the survey said they expect business will be better in the next 12 months. We now want to know how our other Patch readers are faring in this economy. (This poll is being shared on the following Patch sites: South End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Somerville, Medford, Malden, Melrose, Stoneham, and Wakefield.) Please let us know by answering these four questions:
Things are looking up for small business, according to Patch’s first survey of Massachusetts business owners.
(If you’re a business owner and would like to be invited to participate in future local business surveys, fill out this short form.) Massachusetts’s business owners are bullish on the economy, according to the results of the inaugural Patch Local Business Survey. Business owners reported seeing improvements to their business in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same quarter last year, and are optimistic that things will get even better in the coming year. More than 69 percent of the 82 business owners that answered the survey last week said they expect business will be better in the next 12 months. “We are seeing increased traffic and sales! Consumer confidence is getting stronger with the upcoming election,” wrote one survey…