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Verizon Business Survey Finds 55% of Small Businesses Concerned About Survival Amid Social Distancing Regulations

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sep 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
8 in 10 Believe the Outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election Will Affect Small Businesses in the U.S. Overall, Regardless of Owners’ Party Affiliations

Nearly 2 in 3 Feel Their Businesses’ Financial Security Has Been Negatively Impacted

72% Show Optimism They Will Be Able to Stay Open at Least Six Months or More

Verizon Business today released findings from its “Small Business Recovery Survey,” which reveals the impact small business owners and decision makers feel COVID-19 has had on their businesses. The survey, conducted by Morning Consult, focused on 600 small and medium businesses that are currently open or plan to reopen. This is a follow-up to a Verizon Business Small Business Survey conducted in April 2020.

Further Key Findings Include:

— 55% of small businesses

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Square Survey Finds 76% of Small Business Owners Plan to Give Their Employees Time Off to Vote this Election Day

  Square Survey Finds 76% of Small Business Owners Plan to Give Their
  Employees Time Off to Vote this Election Day

    Why Small Business Owners Are Encouraging Employee Voter Participation

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SAN FRANCISCO -- September 28, 2020

According to a new survey conducted by Square and Wakefield Research, 75% of
U.S. small business owners think voting in the upcoming presidential election
has become more important since pre-pandemic and 96% plan to vote themselves.
But nearly 3 in 4 are concerned that COVID-19 will impact their employees’
abilities to vote in the upcoming Presidential Election and here’s how they
plan to address those concerns:

  * More than three-quarters (76%) of small business owners will give
    employees time off to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
  * Among small business owners giving employees time off to vote, 83% plan to
    give paid time off.
  * 26% of small business owners would be 
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Workday Global CFO Survey: Finance Digital Transformation is a Key Indicator of Business Agility

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PLEASANTON, Calif., Sep 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today released its global Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Indicator Survey, “Finance Digital Transformation,” which reveals a direct link between finance digital transformation and agile business practices, better decision-making, and more efficient reporting, planning, and financial operations–all of which organizations will need to thrive in the new COVID-19 normal.

The research, conducted during the period that COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and many companies were forced to rapidly shift to remote work, reveals that while nearly half of CFOs have not completed any digital transformation initiatives in finance, 34 percent expect to prioritize it in one year–during recovery from COVID-19. The study

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Sage business survey reflects surge of optimism for 2014

What a difference a year makes. Manufacturers and distributors surveyed by Sage, a supplier of business management software, are decidedly more optimistic about the U.S. economy than they were in 2013.

“We saw a significant jump in positives from 27% to 36% in our 2014 survey,” Joe Langner, Executive Vice President, Mid-Market Solutions, told PlasticsToday. “Business is looking much stronger. Forty-two percent of respondents said that they expected production to increase over the next six months, and 46 percent said that they would invest in technology.” The fact that almost half of the respondents are planning to plow some of their profits back into the company and invest in growth is an especially heartening sign for Langner.



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New to the 2014 survey is a question related to reshoring, which has been the subject of much debate on the PlasticsToday site as elsewhere.

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New Survey Shows New Users & Business Travel Will Bolster Private Jet Travel For The Fall

MIAMI, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Private Jet Card Comparisons has released the results of a new survey that reveals 90% of new and existing private aviation users are expecting to travel by private jet this fall. According to the survey, 51% of respondents are planning to increase their use of private aviation, with 31% reporting their companies are expanding usage of private aviation services. The survey analyzed individuals’ upcoming plans to fly private between September and the festive period, with 36% of respondents identifying as new or returning users and 64% representing existing users who were flying private prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Fundamentally, it looks like a combination of new users to private aviation and steady, continued usage from existing users will offset an overall drop in business travel between now and the Christmas holiday season,” said Doug Gollan, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Private Jet Card

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WSU survey finds Pacific Northwest business leaders remain optimistic despite coronavirus-related challenges

Although Pacific Northwest business leaders have experienced hardship because of the coronavirus pandemic, they remain optimistic about the region’s business climate, according to a survey by Washington State University’s Carson College of Business.

WSU’s “2020 Business in the Northwest Special Report: COVID-19,” which surveyed more than 300 business leaders in Washington, Oregon and Idaho in June, provides insight on how business leaders were navigating the pandemic and planning for the future at that time.

About 64% of business leaders surveyed reported the pandemic had a negative impact on their companies. One in 10 businesses closed permanently, while nearly 25% closed temporarily in the Pacific Northwest, Chip Hunter, dean of the Carson College of Business, said Tuesday at a Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce Zoom event.

“Almost every respondent reported being affected by COVID-19, but we also saw resilience, and that is a real theme that runs throughout the survey,”

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Asian business confidence rebounds sharply, pandemic casts shadow: Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey

By Nikhil Nainan

BENGALURU, India (Reuters) – Business sentiment among Asian firms rebounded in the third quarter as easing coronavirus restrictions lifted sales but lingering uncertainty over the pandemic thwarted a return to business-as-usual, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.

Asian firms’ outlook for the next six months tracked by the Thomson Reuters/INSEAD Asian Business Sentiment Index <.TRIABS> <RACSI> jumped to 53 in the third quarter from an 11-year low of 35 in the second, according to the survey of 103 companies across 11 Asia-Pacific countries.

It was also higher than the 50-point mark, which indicates a positive outlook.

The survey comes as the easing of coronavirus restrictions across Asia has reduced pressure on hard-hit economies, though the experience has varied across the region, with some still in recession and others, like China, seeing a steady recovery.

More than two-thirds of the companies polled said they saw the pandemic, or a

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Asian business confidence rebounds sharply, pandemic casts shadow – Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey

BENGALURU, India (Reuters) – Business sentiment among Asian firms rebounded in the third quarter as easing coronavirus restrictions lifted sales but lingering uncertainty over the pandemic thwarted a return to business-as-usual, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.

FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walk at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, China July 20, 2020. REUTERS/Lam Yik/File Photo

Asian firms’ outlook for the next six months tracked by the Thomson Reuters/INSEAD Asian Business Sentiment Index jumped to 53 in the third quarter from an 11-year low of 35 in the second, according to the survey of 103 companies across 11 Asia-Pacific countries.

It was also higher than the 50-point mark, which indicates a positive outlook.

The survey comes as the easing of coronavirus restrictions across Asia has reduced pressure on hard-hit economies, though the experience has varied across the region, with some still in recession

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Cape Businesses Say They’re Running Out Of Cash: Survey

BARNSTABLE, MA — Nearly 36 percent of Cape Cod businesses only have enough money to survive for six months or less, according to survey results from the Cape Cod Commission.

The Cape Cod Commission, an economic development agency for Barnstable County, surveyed about 400 businesses across the region affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The survey analyzed revenue losses, which industries have been hardest hit and layoffs across the region.

Although the commission has yet to release the full results of the survey, Jennifer Clinton, the commission’s community development planner, confirmed that 35.7 percent of survey respondents only have enough money to operate for another six months or less. Another 42.2 percent said they can survive more than six months, and another 22.1 percent were unsure.

“Unfortunately there are a lot of unknowns around what will happen after this summer, but we’re continuing to gather information on impacts to employment and

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Central Texas Corporate Giving Survey Launched

AUSTIN, TX — Growing Good — a new partnership among I Live Here I Give Here, the Austin Chamber of Commerce and RecognizeGood — will conduct the Central Texas Corporate Giving Survey, previously known as the Rodman Report through September, officials said Monday.

The survey, which has additional support from Texas Mutual Insurance Company, Google, Netspend, Elizabeth Christian Public Relations and FingerPulse Media, aims to better understand corporate philanthropic giving in Central Texas, officials said in an emailed advisory.

“Our region is home to a corporate culture that deeply understands the importance of giving in the community,” Courtney Manuel, chief executive officer of I Live Here I Give Here, said in a prepared statement. “This has been a year unlike any other because of the health and economic challenges brought on by COVID-19. We are passionate about telling the story of corporate giving in Central Texas and know that our

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