Latest Monthly Polling

SBIQ Methodology

This survey provides a snapshot of the JCN Foundation’s Small Business Intelligence Quotient (SBIQ)–an index tracking overall small business optimism. The indicator will be tracked monthly to identify trends at-large and among key small business employer segments. The SBIQ is based on seven key elements:

  • Employer’s Current Business Conditions
  • Condition of U.S. Economy Today
  • Current Climate for Small Businesses
  • Direction of Employer’s Business Over Next 3-Months
  • Employer’s Plans for Hiring Over Next 3-Months
  • Direction of U.S. Economy
  • Direction of Climate for Small Businesses

The SBIQ is calculated on a scale from 0 to 100, with 100 being best possible conditions and 0 being worst possible conditions. A score of 50 is neutral, anything above 50 is positive and anything below is negative. To calculate the scores, point values are applied to each response and multiplied by the share of respondents giving that answer.

More Polling Results

May 15, 2023 regulations

How Would You Describe the Amount of Time Your Business Deals with Local, State & Federal Regulations?

May 15, 2023

Biden Administration Forgiven $400 Billion In Student Loan Debt. Should Taxpayers Be Responsible For Paying Off Loan Debt?

May 15, 2023 Taxation

Biden Administration’s $4.7 Trillion Tax Increase Will Include $1.8 Trillion Tax Hikes on Small Businesses. Do You Support or Oppose?

May 15, 2023 Small Business

Do You Think Biden Administration’s $4.7 Trillion Tax Increase Will Help or Hurt Small Businesses?

May 15, 2023 Economy

How Concerned Are You that Bank Failures and Instability Will Impact Your Small Business?

Historical SBIQ

Current Conditions Rating Over Time

Future Expectations Rating Over Time

Biggest Concerns for Business Owners inApril 2023

Percentage Concerned