While small businesses have certainly seen the impact of big business on their profits over the years, the tides may be turning.

Data from the New York Federal Reserve shows a potential upswing for companies with fewer than 500 employees over the next few years.

Here are the numbers:

16,000 | Number of small businesses measured for future sentiment

60 percent | Number of small businesses expecting to see higher revenue in 2017

40 percent | Percentage of small businesses expected to increase hiring

20 percent | Percentage of net layoffs in 2016

70 percent | Percentage of small businesses with revenue under $1 million saying financing was tough to find


Source: http://www.pymnts.com – Payments
Today In Data: Small Business Growth On The Rise