Fourth Quarter 2011 survey findings from the Vistage CEO Confidence Index of 1,641 small business chief executives reveal:
*41% recogonized improved economic conditions over the previous 12 months, up from 18% in the third quarter survey
*Only 12% think the economy had recently worsened
*55% said they plan to increase the number of their employees over the next twelve months, up from 46% in the third quarter survey
*24% are finding it easier to obtain credit for their business today compared to six months ago
*73% expect to increase sales revenues over the next twelve months
*25% find customer retention and /or lead generation the biggest challenge to their business
Visage International is a membership organization of more than 15,000 small business chief executives.