May 29, 2015 | Number of The Day
NJ’s rank in terms of positive financial outlook by small businesses

A new monthly survey by Thumbtack, an online resource for finding small businesses, shows that small business entrepreneurs are beginning to feel somewhat more positive about the financial outlook in New Jersey.

That’s not to say they feel great. They still list uncertain economic conditions as the top problem in New Jersey business, but most respondents said they were either somewhat positive or positive about the financial outlook in the state, both in terms of revenue and of profitability. Although they were pretty positive about finding qualified employees, very few have made recent hires. They are also worried about having to pass along increased costs to customers.

Nevertheless, in comparison to a similar survey last year, they are less worried about poor sales. And they are still concerned about access to credit.