2015 Survey of the American Indian Arts Business - page 10

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2014 Business Performance vs. 2013 Business Performance
2014 seemed to be a fairly good year for many in the Indian arts business, with 45% of
respondents reporting that business was even or even better than 2013.
2014 Business vs 2013 Business
% Responses
Business up by up to 10%
24%
Business up by more than 10%
21%
Business the same as 2013
27%
Business down by up to 10%
16%
Business down by more than 10%
12%
A Mixed Economic Outlook and Thoughts about Federal Government Support
Most in the American Indian Arts business are optimistic about the future. Over 55% of
respondents feel that their business will grow during 2014. (See the following table.)
69% report that they will not be adding employees, even if growth is significant. (This is
in contrast to 2013 where 63% of respondents indicated their employment will not grow.)
At the same time, only 2% of respondents feel that the federal government has a positive
and supportive attitude toward the support of the American Indian Art business, or of
small business in general while 33% believe that the federal government is not supportive
of the industry. Nearly half of the respondents have no feeling one way or another on the
subject.
Outlook and Thoughts
2015
2014
Feel Business Will Grow
34%
55%
Will Not Add Employees
68%
69%
Federal Govt Not
Supportive
33%
33%
Federal Govt Supportive
7%
2%
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