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.

About Landon Ray
Ontraport Founder and CEO Landon Ray is a serial entrepreneur whose personal mission is to educate, motivate, and enable others to realize their goals of starting and growing their own business. At the age of 25, Ray transformed himself from a street-corner flower vendor into one of the nation’s top securities day traders in only twelve months. After beating the odds on Wall Street and again during the great recession, Ray has taken his research and personal experience and created Ontraport, a small business automation platform and related family of services, which reflect his passion for educating and supporting entrepreneurs.