Online web development company, Homestead Technologies released a report finding that overall small businesses are optimistic about the future.
Menlo Park, CA – December 14, 2001 – Homestead Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of Web site building services, today announced the results of a study that show small business owners’ attitudes toward the future, the economy, and the Internet. According to the survey conducted by Lewis, Mobilio & Associates, 86% of small business owners feel optimistic about the future of their small business, and only 9% feel that they will do worse in 2002. In addition, 67% of small business owners feel optimistic about the U.S. economy.
In addition to attitudes toward the future and the economy, the study polled small business owners’ feelings toward the Internet and their marketing plans for 2002. Of small business owners with Web sites, 58% say that their Web site has played an important role in the success of their small business, and 61% feel that their Web site has added to their bottom line. Eighty-five percent would also advise other small business owners to have a Web site in 2002.

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