SPRINGFIELD (WWLP) – Welcome news for western Massachusetts business owners.
The most recent survey from a human resources company called TriNet found that nearly 75% of small business owners across the country are optimistic their revenue will grow even more the second half of this year.
About half of the businesses surveyed also plan on hiring more people.
22News spoke with Mischa Epstein from Heartfelt Fine Gifts who agree with the positive economic outlook, “I don’t think people realize how much business actually happens in downtown. We signed a year lease because we actually make enough money and have enough business to be in Tower Square, which is wonderful.”
Experts say in the past 20 years small businesses added 8 million jobs to the US economy.