According to a recent Gallup Survey, optimism among small business owners is the highest it's been in eight years. In fact, "the percentage of small-business owners expecting company revenues to increase during the next 12 months rose from 48 percent to 58 percent."

What's causing this optimism? After surveying more than 1,000 of its small business customers from all 50 states, Guidant Financial found that "dissatisfaction with corporate America" ranked as the main reason why respondents pursued business ownership in 2016. That dissatisfaction with corporate America may be the nudge that small business owners need in order to risk starting their own business. They're following their passions and not just the dollars, which means they're starting businesses for the right reasons. And optimism can help you stay motivated and open to new business opportunities, as well as eager to seek out ways to make the world a better place.

Published on: Jul 10, 2017