Trendsetter Barometer® Q1 2015 — Private companies are off to a running start in 2015

Trendsetter barometer

Optimism in the economy is up among private companies, as is projected revenue and hiring. And the number of such businesses reporting increased profitability is the highest in a decade. But ongoing talent shortages could be a drag on growth, and the global economy doesn’t inspire tremendous confidence, except for key emerging markets. Read our survey report to hear what else is on private companies' minds.

Survey highlights

at a glance
At a glance: Private companies' confidence returns to pre-recession levels
private companies economic sentiments
Sunniest US outlook in nearly a decade
private company growth expectations
86% of private companies expect revenue growth, the highest number since 2007
private company hiring trends
Sudden uptick in headcount, but not wages
private company international
International companies are more growth-focused than their peers