Small Businesses are Booming in Chicago


CHICAGO, IL (February 7, 2018) - Eighty-eight percent of Chicago small business owners plan to expand their businesses this year, up from 72% last year, according to the Chicagoland Small Business Economic Outlook Survey.

71% of business owners expect higher revenue in 2018 and 42% plan to hire full-time employees this year.

However, top concerns include hiring skilled employees and managing healthcare and cybersecurity.

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