Small-Business Owners Are Getting More Optimistic. Are You? (Infographic) Things are looking up for small-business owners – or so they think. Here's why.

By Kate Taylor

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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)

Kate Taylor

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Kate Taylor is a reporter at Business Insider. She was previously a reporter at Entrepreneur. Get in touch with tips and feedback on Twitter at @Kate_H_Taylor. 

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