Vistage Confidence Index Chicago Update

May 13, 2018 at 3:30 am

As reported earlier in April, CEOs nationally continue to voice optimism about their future financial prospects and plan to increase their investments and expand their labor force. Although the Vistage CEO Confidence Index retreated from the decade high recorded at year-end 2017, it remains quite favorable. Here in Chicago, while CEO’s […]

Q4 2017 Confidence Index: CEO Optimism Surges to Decade Peak

February 4, 2018 at 3:30 am

The Q4 Vistage CEO Confidence Index was nearly equal to the second and third quarters of 2017, suggesting that optimism among small business CEOs has stabilized. Q4 2017 Vistage CEO Confidence Index highlights include: 66% of CEOs of CEOs said the economy had recently improved, a significant increase from last quarter’s52%. 45% […]

Q3 2017 Vistage CEO Confidence Index Results

November 12, 2017 at 3:30 am

The Q3 Vistage CEO Confidence Index was nearly equal to the second and third quarters of 2017, suggesting that optimism among small business CEOs has stabilized. Q2 2017 Vistage CEO Confidence Index highlights include: 52% of CEOs said the economy had recently improved, slightly below last quarter’s 55% but more than twice […]

Q2 2017 Vistage CEO Confidence Index Results

August 13, 2017 at 3:30 am

Q2 Confidence Index The Vistage Confidence Index was 103.1 in the second quarter, down from 106.9 in the 1st quarter but still well above last year’s 88.0. Q2 2017 Vistage CEO Confidence Index highlights include: 55% of CEOs reported that economy had recently improved, slightly below last quarter’s 59% but […]

Q2 2017 Vistage CEO Confidence Index Results: Strong and Steady

July 23, 2017 at 3:30 am

Q2 Confidence Index CEOs of small and mid-sized companies remain confident in the economy and their business prospects, according to the latest reading of the Vistage CEO Confidence Index. The index measured 106.9 in the first quarter of 2017, a slight increase from the 105.2 measured last quarter (Q4 2016) […]

Q1 2017 Vistage CEO Confidence Index Results: CEO Economic Confidence Reigns

April 2, 2017 at 4:45 am

Q1 2017 Confidence Index   A rebound in CEOs’ perceptions of economic growth combined with a more favorable outlook for the economy has created a new optimism. The Vistage CEO Confidence Index was 106.9 in the 1st quarter 2017 survey, slightly above the 105.2 in last quarter’s survey, and well […]

Q4 2016 Vistage CEO Confidence Index Results: CEO Optimism Surges

January 15, 2017 at 4:45 am

CEOs expressed record increases in optimism about economic prospects following the election. The Vistage CEO Confidence Index jumped to 105.2 in the Q4 survey, up from 91.4 in the 3rd quarter, and the second-largest increase since 2003. The expected upsurge in business prospects have given a new urgency to finding, […]

Vistage CEO Confidence Index For Q2 2016: CEO Optimism In The Economy Declined Across The Board

July 17, 2016 at 5:00 am

Small business owners reveal that hiring and retaining talent is the most significant business challenge, according to a quarterly survey by Vistage Worldwide. Vistage, a global organization, which assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, conducts a quarterly survey covering a variety of small business topics. More than one-third […]

Vistage CEO Confidence Index: CEO Optimism Declines in Q1 2016 – At Lowest Level In 3 Years

April 10, 2016 at 5:00 am

CEOs expressed greater concerns about the outlook for the domestic economy but remained upbeat about their own firm’s prospects in the Q1 2016 Vistage CEO Confidence Index survey. The Vistage CEO Confidence Index was 92.3 in the 1st quarter 2016 survey, down from 95.5 in the 4th quarter, and significantly […]

Vistage CEO Confidence Index: Overall Optimism Slips In Q4 2015

January 10, 2016 at 5:00 am

  The quarterly Vistage Confidence Index is now available. A Look Back and 4 Musts for Business Leaders in 2016: CEOs expressed somewhat greater concerns about the outlook for the domestic economy but remained upbeat about their own firm’s prospects in the Q4 2015 Vistage CEO Confidence Index Survey. Overall, the data […]