24 May 2017

Strength amidst uncertainty in 2017: The SME view

There are reasons to hope that 2017, like 2016, will not turn out as badly as the doomsayers predict. Surely, one lesson from last year is that when forecasters focus on the negatives they tend to miss the positives altogether. These views are borne out by our latest annual UK-wide survey of SMEs. The good news is that SMEs, the backbone of the UK economy, are still confident about hitting profit and revenue targets in the medium term, with the majority expecting turnover and net profitability to increase in the next three to five years. Read the full report, including our helpful 'top 10 tips for success in 2017', within the link below.