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Small Businesses Say They Aren't Seeing Recovery

Published Friday Nov 13, 2009

The majority, or 76 percent, of small business owners and managers surveyed during a Small Business Research Board (SBRB) poll, conducted in conjunction with IPA, a management consulting firm based in Buffalo Grove, IL, indicated their businesses have not benefited from the economic recovery discussed in recent press reports.

Small business owners and managers in the West/Pacific region displayed the least amount of confidence regarding the reported economic recovery, as approximately 82 percent of survey respondents in this region said they have not benefited from the economic recovery highlighted in the media.

The Small Business Research Board ascertains and reports the opinions of small business owners and managers on a variety of topics related to their own businesses as well as national and international issues that may affect their operations.

The universe of participants is developed from among small businesses nationwide, and the survey is a voluntary study conducted by phone and e-mail. The latest information about the Small Business Research Board can be found at

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