Infographic: Kauffman LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index Q1 2012

Owners of startup companies were surprisingly optimistic about 2012, according to the first Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index. More than one-fourth of the respondents said they plan to hire additional staff in 2012, and twice as many of them expect the economy to improve or stay the same (68 percent) as those who expect it to deteriorate (31 percent).

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