Small-business owners think things are looking up.

Optimism among the small-business community is the highest it's been since 2009, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. Why? A few reasons, including favorable expectations for the economy, plans to grow employment and increasing earnings.

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Check out the infographic below, compiled by Score.org, and tell us: How optimistic are you about the future of your business? 

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Small Business Owners Are Getting More Positive. Are You? (Infographic)