From the Publisher: We Want to Hear From You

In 2011, Corp! launched its first-ever Business Trends Survey. When we reported on the results in our Aug. 4, 2011, cover story, survey participants were as positive on their own companies as they are on the economy as a whole, with two-thirds expecting that business would increase moderately or even sharply during the next six months. With an election year in store, we want to know what is on the minds of business owners and company executives when it comes to business and the economy.

So Corp! magazine, in partnership with the Business Improvement Team and Business Research Group, is again sponsoring the Corp! Business Trends Survey. And to make this survey a success, we are asking for your participation.

The survey will be launched on Jan. 26, 2012. Readers will receive an email with a link to the survey or may go directly to our website,, to access the link. The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete.

In appreciation for your participation, you will have the option to enter your name in a drawing to win one of two $100 gift cards upon completion of the survey. Please note, we keep the information you provide in strict confidence. Your name, company or organization will never be associated with your responses.

I hope you will take a few moments out of your schedule when you receive the survey link to provide us with your opinions and help us inform the larger business community about the economic issues that are most important going into 2012.