Source | smallbiztrends.com | Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead
It’s been a rough year for business, there’s no doubt about that. The pandemic has taken its toll on small businesses. Despite the hardships and challenges, it’s not all doom and gloom. This new survey by Bluehost shows optimism is aplenty, with 3 in 4 small businesses being hopeful about the future.
Web hosting specialists Bluehost analyzed the responses of 500 small business owners in the US. The ‘State of Small Business Survey’ explored business owners’ thoughts and plans as we move into 2021.
Bluehost Small Business Optimism Survey
72% of those surveyed say they are confident about the business outlook. Much of the positivity involves online sales. Almost half the respondents admit they have no reason for a physical store. Three-quarters of small business owners expect their online sales to increase in 2021.
Turning Passions into Businesses: The research highlights a determination not to let the unforeseen obstacles of the pandemic bring people down. As many as 27% of respondents say they have turned their passions or hobbies into a full-time business.