Paychex surveyed nearly 500 business owners with 500 employees
A survey conducted by Paychex revealed what issues are most important to business owners, employees, and organizations. According to the report, 72% of business owners are experiencing growth, having increased their incomes since 2018.
Employers consider nine main issues when it comes to running a business:
- The economy (95%)
- Taxes (90%)
- Healthcare (76%)
- Tariffs/trade policies (67%)
- Immigration (60%)
- Gun policy (56%)
- Opioid crisis (55%)
- Climate change (54%)
- Income inequality (54%)
The most important issue among people surveyed differs depending on age. Business owners between 39-54 and 55+ years old ranked the economy as their top “very important” issue at 77% and 63%, respectfully. Meanwhile, employers ages 18-38 prioritized healthcare with 49% considering it as very important, followed by the economy at 46%.
A survey showed that 67% of business owners claim tariffs and trade policies considerably important. As to the businesses in the manufacturing sector, they placed a higher level of importance on this issue with 80%.