I just finished reading an article in Businessweek regarding small business owner confidence. It seems that for the third straight month small business owners’ confidence is up. The survey found that hiring intentions has climbed and projected sales has improved. In addition, I too have heard similar sentiments from the majority of the small business owners I have spoken with. They too are predicting stronger sales in 2012 and are contemplating hiring in the first or second quarter of the coming year. So it seems economic signs are starting to look better and therefore the coming year should be better as well.