Sage North America has just released a March 2010 survey of 1,481 customers taken during February and March 2010. The results indicate that 29% of the people they spoke with think that within 6 months the economy will take an uptick (could it have gotten worse?). This is an increase from their prior survey in May 2009 when only 24% were thinking that the economic future might be rosier.
One of the more interesting results of the survey show that only 62% of those responding say that the economy has negatively impacted their business in the past 6 months. While that may look ominous – the rate is down 10% from the 72% who told Sage in May 2009 that the economy was sucking the life out of their business.