There are, however, some brief periods in a person’s life when old routines fall apart and buying habits are suddenly in flux.
More than one in five small-business owners (22%) expect to add jobs over the next 12 months, while 8% expect to eliminate jobs, according to the new Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index poll.
The Sage Omnibus surveyed over 1,000 small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from its 800,000 strong UK customer base and found that five per cent of business owners are planning on working on Christmas Day, seven per cent on Boxing Day and ten per cent on New Year’s Day.
The survey, funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, found that more than half of the Millennial generation — those ages 18 to 34 — want to start a business or have already started one.
Forty three percent reported negative or no growth in revenue last year.
The National Federation of Independent Business said employment fell by an average of 0.1 per firm from 0.3 in September, according to its survey of 2,077 small businesses.
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Last October, the SBA expanded the pool of eligible small businesses by raising the loan amounts it would back to a maximum of $5 million from $2 million.
According to the study published Monday by the Fiscal Policy Institute, immigrants constitute just over one-third of New York City residents.
Citibank’s latest small business survey, released Tuesday, found that 49% of small business owners are holding their own, but are poised to grow when the climate is right, while 28% of businesses reported they are already in growth mode.