Are you seeing indications that 2012 will be a better year for business - sales, profit, etc. - than 2011?
52% - Yes
29% - No
19% - Uncertain
Almost 20% said they were still uncertain about next year. And almost one-third said they were certain things were not going to be better next year. But a little over half, 52%, said they were seeing positive growth indicators for next year.
Now, 52% isn’t exactly a rousing expectation of runaway economic expansion, but based on other questions we’ve asked in the past two years along these lines, it does represent a shift in optimism.
And my own experience tracks with the majority here. It does seem that, in the face of plenty of scary things, 2012 could be better than 2011. I’ll have more to say about this soon.
Check out my recent audio commentary on small business growth plans for 2012. Listen or download.