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Florida Chamber Releases Quarter 3 Small Business Index Survey Results

“One important trend to note is that two years ago, 'Workforce Quality' was ranked fifth as the top issue,” said Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist and Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation. "One year ago, it moved up from third and now it consistently ranks as a top issue for Florida's small businesses."

On the bright side, 70 percent of respondents expect their sales will increase over the next year.

"Florida’s small businesses continue to face a number of challenges, including increased concerns about workforce quality and government regulations,” said Tami Fitzpatrick, Chair of the Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council, and Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Entropy Technology Design, Inc. “The Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council looks forward to working together to identify and support solutions that will help and grow Florida’s small business community."

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The Florida Chamber recognizes that small business is big business.To learn more about becoming a member of the Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council, contact Carolyn Johnson at or (850) 521-1235.

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