Veterans thriving as small business owners, according to Allstate/USA Today Small Business Barometer

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Optimism among veteran small business owners is outpacing the nation’s small businesses as a whole, according to this year’s Allstate/USA Today Small Business Barometer.i The annual index study released new data ahead of Veterans Day showing that veteran entrepreneurs’ optimism is at a resounding 99 out of 100 — which the Barometer found is a reflection of veterans’ overall success in areas such as business performance, hiring and growth. In fact, nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of veterans say there’s never been a better time to own a small business.