Our Business Owners Outlook is a quarterly survey that explores business owners’ concerns and outlooks on themes that are most important to them.  

  • This first in the series, “Risky Business,” reveals some eye-opening disconnects in the respondents’ thinking.
  • Business owners strongly support the Trump administration’s policies, yet they also worry about U.S trade policy, tax increases, rising healthcare costs, the size of the national debt, and other external factors.
  • Most survey respondents say they intend to pass on the business to their children, but nearly half of those business owners haven’t fully discussed this with their heirs.

We are particularly excited to bring you this Outlook, based on a very recent survey of more than 1,000 privately held business owners across the United States. When we analyzed the survey data, we found a very interesting dichotomy that suggests owners perhaps are not prepared for all the risks in today’s environment. Hence our report title: Risky Business.

Please see important disclosures at the end of the report.

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