Summer Sales Boost For SMEs

According to the latest figures from the Small Business Research Trust (SBRT) almost 40% of UK SMEs reported increased sales this summer. 
Brian Wolfe of the SBRT warns, however, against any …

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4th December 2006 at 7:21 pm

According to the latest figures from the Small Business Research Trust (SBRT) almost 40% of UK SMEs reported increased sales this summer. 

Brian Wolfe of the SBRT warns, however, against any misplaced optimism:

Interest rates have increased twice in the past three months, and a further rise cannot be ruled out. The pace of overall growth is, therefore, likely to slow once more during 2007, implying that trading conditions will become somewhat tougher again for smaller firms.

 

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Alex is the founder and editor of SmallBizPod, the UK's first podcast dedicated to small business, start-ups and entrepreneurship. Alex writes about topical small business issues, entrepreneurs and anything else that catches his eye here on the small business blog. http://www.smallbizpod.co.uk

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