Cautious optimism has given way to a relaxed confidence when it comes to what business owners statewide think about the economic recovery, according to the Florida Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Index Survey.
The survey was released Sept. 28 at the 2015 Future of Florida Forum in Orlando. Results of the survey include:
More than half, 60%, of respondents expect the economy to improve during the next 12 months;
More than three-fourths, 77%, expect their company's sales to improve during the next year;
Less than two of 10, 17%, believe they are worse off today than six months ago;
Nearly half the respondents, 48%, say they are better (35%) or much better (12%) off today than six months ago.
Some concerns, of course, remain: Those include access to capital, economic uncertainty, the growth management process, workforce quality and government regulations.