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For small businesses, nothing but blue skies

Kai Ryssdal Jan 7, 2015
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For small businesses, nothing but blue skies

Kai Ryssdal Jan 7, 2015
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Optimism among small businesses is at a seven-year high, according to a recent study by the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Olalah Njenga, a small-business owner and CEO of YellowWood Group in Raleigh, North Carolina, expects 2015 to be a great year.

“I believe that small business, in general, the optimism is really kind of through the roof going into 2015,” Njenga says. “My colleagues are feeling it, my clients are feeling it.”

Although she’s optimistic, Njenga worries about things that could impact her clients’ industries.

“Not getting some firm decision from the FCC on crowd funding, that’s something that is definitely keeping me up at night and tax reform is always going to keep me up,” says Njenga. “But things like net neutrality and cyber security are definitely at the top of my radar because I am a previous tech employee, and I have some clients in the tech space.”

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