There is no question that the last few years have been anything but tranquil for business owners here in Utah and across the United States. That's because of the toll taken by the recent recession, which saw high unemployment, record foreclosures and limited consumer spending. Fortunately, it appears as if the economy is finally on the mend and that business owners are now becoming more confident about the future.
Indeed, a recently published report by the National Association of Women Business Owners found that the majority of surveyed members expressed a decidedly optimistic outlook for the coming year.
Specifically, the 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses report found that the majority of the 600 NAWBO members who responded to a survey were hopeful about the economic outlook for their businesses in 2014. This constitutes a 12 percent increase from the previous year.