woman touching checkbox by happy face There’s a general optimism about being able to get back to business soon, and 62% of small businesses expect things will be back to normal by the end of the year. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Small business owners are optimistic about when business will pick up, according to recent OnPay surveys, which showed more than half of respondents expecting things to be “back to normal” this year.

OnPay, a payroll software firm, said it surveyed a panel of 1,058 managers and owners of U.S. small businesses that have between one and 500 employees. OnPay said it also surveyed a panel of 1015 employees at small businesses in the U.S. The surveys were taken June 2 and June 9, when several parts of the country were experiencing either an uptick or decline in COVID-19 cases.

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