small-business optimism

Small-business owners' general attitude today is positive. Just how does this outlook affect your business and our economy?

Hiring and business owner confidence are on the rise, but there's still reason to be cautious.

Optimism is down, hiring is up and health care costs have small businesses in a quandary.

Why business owners are optimistic about the future. Hint: It's not Congress.

Most small business owners said in a recent survey that 2011 was a successful year for their company.