Small Business Owners Optimistic

The leaders of Canada's small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are feeling optimistic about their prospects for the next three years and about the state of the Canadian and global economy, says a survey by KPMG LLP. Additionally, nearly a third (31 per cent) of SMBs forecast between 2.5 per cent and 4.99 per cent per annum earnings growth for the next three years, while 26 per cent have a more aggressive growth outlook, anticipating five per cent to 9.99 per cent per annum earnings growth. Just 17 per cent anticipate less than 2.5 per cent.