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61% of small businesses think Delta stopped the economic recovery in its tracks

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Small businesses don’t see things returning to normal anytime soon. The Delta variant is causing a surge in COVID-19 cases, and consumers are shopping less out of fear of contracting the virus. 

Of more than 560 small-business owners surveyed, just 39% of them see economic conditions improving over the next year, according to a Friday survey conducted for the Wall Street Journal by coaching firm Vistage Worldwide Inc. This is down from 50% in July and 67% in March, marking the lowest small business confidence has been since early spring.

“It’s not so much that they are pessimistic, details ⇒

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