- September 28, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
For all the talk about the Delta variant, a rise in COVID-19 cases and a worker shortage, there is optimism.
From business owners, no less.
Thanks mainly to increasing vaccination rates, business owners are feeling optimistic about the near-term future of their businesses, according to PNC’s semiannual national small business survey, which concluded Aug. 31.
Business owners who said more than three-quarters of their workforce has been vaccinated are the most positive about their business outlook. This includes expectations for higher demand, sales and profits than companies reporting a lower rate of employee vaccination.
Data gathered during PNC’s survey demonstrated that vaccines are top-of-mind for business owners:
- Eight in 10 (79%) businesses said they have taken action to encourage employee vaccination;
- Nearly half (48%) are requiring employee vaccinations;
- Almost half (44%) are providing assistance related to…