Insurance and taxes. According to a Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey, they are the two things that small businesses worry about the most going into 2007. The top five concerns are:
- Cost of Insurance (64%)
- Taxes (62%)
- Energy prices (54%)
- Government regulations (45%)
- Finding qualified employees (42%)
In terms of priorities, small businesses report being focused on generating stronger revenues, cutting operating expenses, reaching more customers, advertising and investing in technology.