While we might not be out of the woods yet, today’s infographic illustrates that an increasing number of small business owners are optimistic about finding opportunities for growth in the near future. According to a mid-year survey conducted by j2 Global, 76% of small business owners believes that 2012 will prove to be a banner year for their industries, at least comparatively speaking.

The most optimistic industries include real estate, advertising and financial services with 85% of Millenials under the age of 32 reporting that they’re feeling particularly hopeful.