Summer is officially underway, and more than half (55 percent) of small business owners and managers see their businesses as “heating up” and expect business to grow over the rest of the year, according to a survey conducted by Staples.
Many small businesses surveyed continue to feel more confident, with 70 percent reporting that they are planning to make changes that position themselves for growth, and nearly 40 percent of those surveyed are looking to increase marketing communications for the rest of the year.
In another indicator of the mindset of small businesses, a majority of owners responded that they feel comfortable leaving the office for a traditional vacation. More than half surveyed are planning summer vacation this year (67 percent), with 89 percent planning to leave town, instead of taking a “staycation” at home. Technology certainly makes this easy, with more than half planning to use laptops or other electronic devices to stay connected.