First Citizens Small Business Forecast

The latest on the small business market.
At First Citizens, we value the small businesses in our communities and that's why we conducted our fifth annual Small Business Forecast — to learn about the small business landscape in each of our markets. We hope you find our learnings as interesting and valuable as we do.
How are small business owners feeling about their business, now and moving forward?
76% of respondents consider their business performance in 2018 successful.
Optimism about economic conditions over the next 2-3 years grew 8% from last year's results.
Did the new tax laws affect your business?
Are you planning for growth in 2019?
Are small businesses looking for funding?
How are local economies impacting business confidence?
How do you prefer to learn about small business trends?
What are your plans to drive growth in 2019?