CNBC and SurveyMonkey recently announced the results of their quarterly Small Business Survey. According to the findings, 47% percent of small-business owners say overall business conditions are good, up from 44% in the fourth quarter of 2017. Also, 32% of small business owners expect to increase their staff of full-time employees in the next 12 months.
Small business owners would prefer Washington focus on health care in 2018, with 30% of respondents say health care should be Congress and the Trump Administration's first priority this year. This is followed by infrastructure (23%) and immigration (18%).