A couple weeks ago, we shared with you a link to the Nashville Business Journal‘s coverage of EO Nashville’s Q2&3 Economic Survey.
This week, we wanted to share with you the raw data that makes up the survey. We have also included the EO global results to the same survey that was conducted at the same time. This way you can compare Nashville’s sentiments to the business sentiments globally.
- 71% of EO Nashville respondents expect to increase their full-time staffs in the second half of 2011, that’s 10% more then the first half of 2011 and 3% more then EO global respondents.
- None of the EO Nashville respondents expect to decrease their full-time staffs in the second half of 2011.
- None of the EO Nashville respondents expect to decrease their part-time staffs in the second half of 2011, that’s compared to 9% of EO Nashville respondents who decreased them in the first half of 2011, and 10% of EO global respondents who plan to decrease them in the second half of 2011.
- 97% of EO Nashville respondents expect their net profits to increase or remain constant in the last six of 2011. That’s 15% more then the first half of 2011 and 6% more then EO global respondents.
- Over the past six months, and during the next 6 months; EO Nashville respondents are decreasing their debt loads at a faster rate than EO global respondents.
- A greater percentage of EO Nashville respondents (28%) find it easier to access credit now then EO global respondents.
- EO Nashville respondents are significantly more wary about credit being accessible in the last six months of 2011, with only 33% predicting that access will increase.
- Roughly three-fourths of EO Nashville respondents predict the economy will either improve or remain the same.
- Roughly three-fourths of EO Nashville respondents indicate that they are likely to start a new venture in the future.