new study from web hosting company GoDaddy has found that despite general fears of the impact of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) on companies, small-business owners and entrepreneurs are “optimistic about business growth, the power of technology, and their contributions to local communities.”

When talking to business owners about changes in technology, “what we found is that 70% of small businesses globally felt that these external factors were not going to have an impact on their business, that they were confident in their ability to grow over the course of the next three to five years,” said GoDaddy’s VP of Global Community Melissa Schneider on Yahoo Finance’s “YFi AM.”

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