For the fifth year in a row, our State of Entrepreneurship survey shows that business owners are overwhelmingly optimistic about growth in the coming year. This unending positive outlook speaks glaringly to the underlying fervor it takes to be a successful entrepreneur these days: Without it, perhaps nobody would start businesses — or fight through the often excruciating challenges of business ownership to find success.

It’s an innate sense of hope and confidence that not only keeps entrepreneurs going, but keeps the world of small business turning. Check out the infographic for details about how entrepreneurs expect to grow and for other interesting — often unexpected — results.