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Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index

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by Coleen McMurray and Frank Newport

A substantial percentage of small businesses in the U.S. report having no active social media strategy or use of e-commerce for customer interactions.

by Shane McFeely

Some small businesses see the on-demand trend as a way to help run their enterprises.

Three-quarters of U.S. small-business owners believe they will have enough money to live comfortably if they retire, although half would continue working even if money were no object.

U.S. small-business owners' optimism about their business situation is mostly unchanged from earlier this year and matches the level of optimism found one year ago.