Small business owners are more optimistic about obtaining funding these days. In The Hartford’s 2014 Small Business Success Study, 46 percent believe that it is either “only slightly or not at all difficult” to secure a loan or other financing for their company, a 39 percent jump from just two years earlier. Yet even though more entrepreneurs feel it is easy enough to get funding, more (36 percent) are choosing to use their own personal funds to keep their firms going. Younger business operators […]