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updated 5/28/2014 5:16:28 PM ET 2014-05-28T21:16:28

Small-business owners think things are looking up.

Optimism among the small-business community is the highest it's been since 2009, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. Why? A few reasons, including favorable expectations for the economy, plans to grow employment and increasing earnings.

Related: 5 Ways to Foster a Brighter Workplace Amid Summer's Glow.

Check out the infographic below, compiled by Score.org, and tell us: How optimistic are you about the future of your business? 

 

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