ANCHOR LEAD: It is in the nature of a small business owner or entrepreneur to be optimistic. T.K. Anderson has more about what they are expecting over the next year. (:57)
SCRIPT: Your Financial Fitness, I'm T.K. Anderson. Small Businesses are critical to the growth of the U.S. economy. A new report from Bank of America found thirty-eight percent believe their local economies will improve over the next 12 months. Steve Strauss is a small business expert and columnist.
CUT: (Strauss) What we found in the small business owner report is that small business owners are cautiously optimistic about where things are headed. But what I love is that they love what they do. Fully two-thirds of the small business owners said they have no regrets at all about owning their own business and starting their own business.
SCRIPT: Strauss says only twenty-nine percent of small business owners would call themselves very savvy when it comes to financial matters.
CUT: (Strauss) What I tell people is go out and get the help you need. Go to your banker. Your banker is on your team. Go to your accountant. Your accountant is on your financial team.
SCRIPT: For more information, go to About-dot-Bank-of-America-dot-com. That's Your Financial Fitness from Bank of America. I'm T.K. Anderson.
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