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Steve Strauss, Senior Business Columnist for USATODAY.com

Dec 20, 2012|

Steve Strauss, Senior Business Columnist for USATODAY.com

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Strauss is the senior business columnist for USA today dot com. And recently there was a survey done a small business owners. It was I guess conducted by Bank of America. But it is it is acerbic. About small business owners and how they're feeling about it Steve Strauss joins us now to to talk to us about the results from the service -- -- The boy appeared -- been here. So you know it's been a tough for years for business owners small and large alike. How are small business owners feeling as we head into the year when he thirteen. I would get a bit -- accounting a couple of years -- not agree especially right but. You know the -- of all businesses is that an -- pretty optimistic. Watt light had been quicker -- -- -- -- there's no -- want -- How who has had a great job last year's. Good and could benefit -- they were golfing yet. Recently quit in the bunker now -- Not only think about that -- wanted to beat him on -- on this article doesn't but he did it -- you know in the -- on virtue of all the current event. And it the apple and it. Being as the most of them are pretty optimistic that there it is right. Would set point when you look at that -- like what are the numbers it looks like 13 are confident the economy will improve over the next twelve months and 38%. Believe that their local economy. Will improve during that -- time what do those numbers normally runs the. Well you know of course the last few years they've -- in. -- -- So what was being as a trend of people -- open in consumer confidence in the devotional and a little -- Bank of America on line. What is it easy. And wouldn't it be a game that is what is important is it. -- -- -- -- our pocket and that the Catholic. What it is a lot of -- -- There's always -- bird. The ball but it does Saturday and it will regret. At all go to -- that that -- here. Steve any indication as to whether or not they're gonna hire in 2013. I mean hey we still have. A very high rate of unemployment -- very low participation rate in terms of labor. Right now about those -- in -- direction. Over 80% but look at it if you are an important -- more increased as. In 1213 I think. Is increasingly going over 30% elegant port thing although those are reflective of an overall. Almost all -- -- toward equality and in particular problem visit. How much is -- uncertainty. Affecting small business owners because if you look at what's going on it would we're sitting here what is it December 19 right. And we don't know what our tax rates are going to be in two weeks that has to have a announced impact on small business owner. Well money generally is. Of course the big issue for all the developers call it what it was it was urgent business to do it ultimately it is not because. Well below current number predicted that this -- I mean. And that being paid your preferred way down or when wind and all but over there are in the everything. More -- very badly I mean I think you know you have to go up there -- they help that. You know -- is -- what your business and get your banker newspaper under but it could be your calendar as it may go walk all -- -- Actually a lot out Hoover presidency. And failed and everything is so proud because. Go with the help he is in navigate the -- RE ST thank you very much for your time we appreciate. Figure people want to know more didn't always go -- U -- -- Bank of America but -- All right. Appreciate times he Strauss senior business columnist for USA today dot com joining us.