Small Business Sentiment Survey report

Earlier this month the Small Firms Association released its Small Business Sentiment Survey report. The survey was conducted in November 2018 amongst members of the Small Firms Association.


The most significant trends are as follows:

  • 59% of SFA members feel that the business environment is improving, down from 62% in 2018;
  • Domestic economic growth offers the biggest opportunity in 2019;
  • Two-thirds of survey respondents indicated their intention to recruit and invest in their businesses over the coming year and 
  • Risk factors identified were Brexit, the ability to attract talent and increasing business costs.

Thank you as always to those members who completed the survey.


We encourage you to access both the press statement and a pdf copy of our Small Business Sentiment Survey.


Please contact to discuss any aspect in greater detail or to request hard copies.

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SFA E-zine - The Tuesday Edition
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How the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill will impact your business
SFA launches the Grow, Scale, Succeed campaign
Preparing for Brexit
Small Business Sentiment Survey report
Risks on the rise in 2019
Smart Business Workshops
SFA Webinar: The characteristics of successful retailers
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Business Connect
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