Small businesses across the U.S. are feeling more optimistic about the months ahead as financial conditions rebound, but concerns remain about hiring and growth, according to a new report.

Capital One’s Spark Small Business Barometer for the second quarter found that 45 percent of small businesses across the country are reporting that they believe their financial position will be better in six months, a seven-point increase from the fourth quarter of 2012 (38 percent) and a two-point increase from Q2 2012 (43 percent).

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