2013 Business Leaders Outlook

2013 Business Leaders Outlook

In February and March of 2013, Chase invited key decision-makers from small and mid-sized companies across the country to participate in our 2013 Business Leaders Outlook Study. Through the participation of more than 3,500 business owners, presidents, CEOs and CFOs, we gained perspective on the current outlook and a deeper understanding of the challenges, opportunities and trends in today’s marketplace.


Small Business FindingsRespondents from businesses with annual revenue between $100,000 and $20 million show a mood of cautious optimism. They are focused on growing their businesses while maintaining a careful approach to hiring and debt.

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Middle Market Findings

Respondents from businesses with annual revenue between $20 million and $500 million share that their sentiment toward the economy is one of guarded confidence, tempered by uncertainty surrounding the regulatory and political environments.

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Joint Findings

Joint findings from both small businesses and middle market companies reveal interesting similarities and differences between these two vital segments.

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