In addition to recent surveys showing record high small business optimism, May employment statistics released Friday, June 1, 2018 reported that employment increased by 223,000 and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent.
Among individuals ages, 37-57 (Generation Xers) 75% of those surveyed had the dream of opening a small business.
A growing pool of potential small business owners decided 2017 was the year to dive in.
2017 set the all-time record high for small business optimism in the 45-year history of the NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism
A shortage of qualified workers reached a record high in December.
Regulations meant for big businesses can overwhelm even the best run small companies