The index of small business optimism in the US in August reached a maximum of 108.8 points since the end of 1973, having increased from last month by 0.9 points, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. The growth of the indicator was facilitated by the easing of regulation and tax benefits. In August, the rise was recorded in 6 out of 10 constituents of the index. Unfilled vacancies and job creation plans showed record indicators. At the same time, capital investment plans have reached their maximum since 2007. Nevertheless, “the quality of the workforce”is still the problem for businessmen, as it was reported by 25% of the survey participants.