Business owners express less optimism regarding growth opportunities this year than prior years, according to the 2013 Small Business Economic Forecast by Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management along with Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.

In fact, 36.2 percent of respondents are concerned about the probability of a recession in 2013, up from 28.4 percent in 2011. At the beginning of 2012, 54 percent of respondents reported being more or somewhat confident, but the figure dropped to 45 percent at the start of 2013.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account?

Dig Deeper



Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join now!

  • Unlimited access to - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and
  • Exclusive discounts on and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.