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    Rasmussen Reports, LLC

    Discover-Small Business Watch

    June 19-20, 2010

BASE DISCOVER ‘WATCH’ QUESTIONS

    Measuring Economic Confidence of Small Business Owners

    1* Generally speaking, are the economic conditions for your business getting better or worse in the next 6 months?

     30% Better

     43% Worse

     24% Same

     3% Not Sure

    2* Over the past 90 days, has your business encountered any temporary cash flow issues that caused you to hold off on paying some bills?

     51% Yes

     45% No

     4% Not Sure

    3* Over the course of the next few months, will your company be hiring more workers, laying off workers, or making no change in the workforce?

     13% Hiring more workers

     9% Laying off workers

    73% No change

     4% Not Sure 4* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

     2% Excellent

    12% Good

    37% Fair

    51% Poor

     0% Not Sure 5* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

    29% Better

    51% Worse

    16% Staying the same

     5% Not Sure 6* Over the next six months, will your company increase or decrease spending on business development activities such as advertising, inventories, and capital expenditures?

     25% Increase

     43% Decrease

     29% No change

     3% Not sure

FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

    Gauging Attitudes On Owning Your Own Business

    1* Has the European debt crisis had a major negative impact, a minor negative impact, a minor positive impact or a major positive impact on your business, or has it had no impact at all?

     13% Major Negative impact

     27% Minor Negative impact

     4% Minor Positive impact

     2% Major positive impact

     51% No impact at all

     2% Not sure

    2* Okay….how about the Gulf Oil Spill. Has the Gulf Oil spill had a major negative impact, a minor negative impact, a minor positive impact or a major positive impact on your business, or has it had no impact at all?

     13% Major Negative impact

     17% Minor Negative impact

     2% Minor Positive impact

     2% Major positive impact

     63% No impact at all

     2% Not sure

3* Fine….what about the performance of the U.S. Stock markets. Has the performance of the

    U.S. stock market had a major negative impact, a minor negative impact, a minor positive impact or a major positive impact on your business, or has it had no impact at all?

     22% Major Negative impact

     29% Minor Negative impact

     9% Minor Positive impact

     1% Major positive impact

     37% No impact at all

     3% Not sure

4* Have you recently considered changing your business model or entering a new line of

    business?

     40% Yes

     55% No

     5% Not sure

    5* Why have you considered changing your business model or entering a new line of business?

     50% The recession severely hurt your business

     17% Your industry is changing

     3% Your product or service is becoming obsolete

     5% There's too much competition in your industry

     5% You’re losing interest in your current business

     11% You can't make enough money in your current business

     8% Some other reason

     0% Not sure

6* If you were starting your business over again, which of the following, if any, would be your

    main source of capital?

     25% Don't need startup capital

     38% Personal savings

     12% Bank loans

     7% Family and friends

     2% Credit cards

     2% Second mortgage or equity loan

     6% Some other way

     9% Not sure

7* What would it take for you to sell your small business right now?

     18% Premium on what you've invested in it

     11% Enough to pay back what you've invested

     3% Discount on what you've invested

     41% You would never sell

     27% Not sure

8* Which of the following is the single biggest reason you became a small business owner?

     25% More flexibility with your time

     25% Being your own boss

     10% Making more money

     16% Feeling of accomplishment that you created something

     9% Needed a job

     12% Some other reason

     3% Not sure

    9* Is it riskier to own your own business or to work for a large company?

     61% Own your own business

     25% Work for a large company

     14% Not sure

10* Looking back to when you started your own business, was it riskier than you thought or less

    risky than you thought?

     39% Riskier

     42% Less risky

     19% Not sure

11* If you were offered a job working for someone that offered you more money than what you

    currently make, would you take the job or continue to own your own business?

     34% Take the job

     53% Continue to own your own business

     13% Not sure

    12* What would you rate as the most challenging aspect of running a small business?

     34% Finding new business

     13% Managing cash flow

     25% Gov’t rules and regulations

     5% Getting good employees

     5% Managing insurance costs, including health insurance

     11% Some other aspect

     7% Not sure

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