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Opinion Survey: Small Business Owner Opinions on Access to Credit and Proposals to Boost the Economy

Publisher: Small Business Majority, Main Street Alliance and the American Sustainable Business Council
Published: January 26, 2012

 
Introduction

Small business owners are suffering from weak sales and decreased customer demand, and on top of that, a lack of access to credit. It is difficult for small business owners to access the credit that will help them grow, hire and jumpstart the economy. Our new opinion polling shows an overwhelming 90% of small business owners nationwide agree the availability of credit for small businesses is a problem, and 61% agree it’s harder to get a loan now than it was four years ago. The vast majority (82%) also supports tighter regulations on credit cards, including clearer disclosure of terms and interest rate caps.

 
Main Findings


Figure 1: Majority of owners agree small business lending is a problem

How big of a problem would you say the availability of credit for small businesses is—a serious problem, fairly serious, a minor problem, or not really a problem?

Figure 1: Majority of owners agree small business lending is a problem

Downloads: Opinion Survey: Small Business Owner Opinions on Access to Credit and Proposals to Boost the Economy
Full report: Small Business Owner Opinions on Access to Credit and Proposals to Boost the Economy
FULL REPORT
Press release: Small Business Owner Opinions on Access to Credit and Proposals to Boost the Economy
PRESS RELEASE

 

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