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growing up
with technology
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Becky White
Brian Peterman
Jim White
Abby Chronister
Revealing insights come from the new Amex Trendex: Small
Business Edition from American Express, which found that even
as small business owners surveyed face continued economic
uncertainty, their personal drive and long-term aspirations are
buoying their optimism.
Gina Taylor Cotter, executive vice president and general
manager, Small Business Products & Business Blueprint at
American Express, points out the survey reveals that growing
up with technology and social media has influenced how
Millennials and Gen-Zers operate as small business owners: they
are more likely to start a company right out of school and rely on
technology to run their business.
Amidst pricing and cash flow forecasting concerns, small
business owners' drive and long-term aspirations keep them
motivated.
Pricing/price hikes (44%) and cash flow forecasting (35%)
Charles S. Sosland
L. Joshua Sosland
Staci Greco
Meyer Sosland
are small business owner respondents' top concerns, which is
consistent with Amex Trendex findings over the past year. Nearly
7 in 10 (68%) wish that they had more time to focus on their
product/service vs. managing their businesses' finances. But
small business owners have a positive mindset despite these
challenges: 95% of those surveyed are happy with their decision
to start their company.
The Amex Trendex report found that small business owners are
motivated by their long-term ambitions. Six in ten respondents
(60%) expect their business to be a long-term venture and run
for more than five years. When asked about their long-term
business goals, longevity rose to the top (49%), followed by
becoming an established leader in their industry (32%).
JOHN UNREIN
junrein@sosland.com
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