Small Business Credit Card Holders See Economic Improvement

Small business owners feel the pressure of making credit card payments more than most American consumers. However, good news from Wall Street appears to have trickled down to Main Street, according to a new survey of small business owners commissioned by Discover Financial Services. An indexed ranking of survey responses produced the highest score in eighteen months, with fewer respondents indicating that they believe the economy is getting worse.

Ryan Scully, the director of Discover's business credit card unit, told reporters that optimism among small business owners applies to their own businesses, as well as to the broader economy. "This month we have a few more signs that they may be ready to start trying to grow their businesses again, and that the worst may be over," Scully said.

Half of the small business credit card holders surveyed view the economy as fair, good, or excellent, while over a third of respondents reported that they believe <span style="background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-backgrou