Small business owners are increasingly wary of the slowing economy, but they aren't hitting the panic button, a new quarterly Small Business InSight survey shows.
The July survey reports a slight increase in the number of small businesses planning to trim their work force over the next six months. The survey's general index of small business attitudes dipped to 127 from 130. A score of 100 or higher is considered positive.
Overall, most small business owners remain optimistic, with 77 percent expressing positive views about their own company's immediate future. Nearly one in five small businesses plans to add employees over the next six months.