This summary splits the results out by overall respondents first, and then compares at the differences between small businesses with 1-10 employees, versus those with 11-100 employees. The following comparison by business size does not include individual reporting on those 37 businesses who reported their size as 100-500 employees, as these comprise of only 4.4% of respondents.
For the most part small businesses realize they need to hire to continue growth in the near future, however most of the businesses seem to have halted hiring in the past year.
Funding of all types continues to be a challenge for small businesses in the recent past. In the future many will try to apply for funding.
**Surveys were taken over a 6 week period starting September 22, finishing on October 29. They were entered in anonymously by VerticalResponse customers, and also completed at the Small Business Development Center “Online Marketing Boot Camps” across California. In total there were 831 respondents.