Insurance tops small-biz concern
The top three concerns for small businesses are health insurance, liability insurance and workers' compensation, according to a study by Wells Fargo and the National Federation of Independent Business released Tuesday.
Health care costs were rated critical by two-thirds of those who replied, compared with just 47 percent in 2000.
"The cost of health care is a critical concern that is prevalent across all regions, industries and businesses of all ages," said Bruce Phillips, NFIB senior research fellow, in a written statement about the report.
Other top problems listed by those who answered the survey were energy costs and electricity rates.
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