Business confidence slides further, but SMBs remain positive on outlook
Despite business confidence continuing to fall as a result of weak consumer spending, half of SMBs remain optimistic about their ability to ride out the tough times, a new report has found.
GFC has left SMEs ‘once bitten, twice shy’, report finds
Despite a degree of economic stability in Australia compared with elsewhere in the world, a lack of confidence and cost containment issues are threatening to blind local SMEs to future opportunities.
Business confidence slides, as economic uncertainty rises
Ongoing economic uncertainty caused business confidence to fall nearly ten points in February, to 108.9, after six consecutive months of rises to January 2012.
Interest rate concerns push business optimism down
Business expectations have slid this quarter, as interest rate worries and ongoing pressure from the strong Australian dollar weighs on local SMBs.
Business confidence resilient in face of economic uncertainty
Despite global financial volatility, local businesses are feeling optimistic as they look towards implementing more efficient cost-cutting measures.
Businesses positive about economy, despite overall confidence slip
Local businesses remain mostly positive about the state of the economy, despite the fact a sentiment survey registered its first decrease in business confidence in six months.
SMBs rattled by poor spending, but not ready to shut up shop
Poor consumer spending remains a concern for many small and medium businesses, but a new Sensis report has found fewer SMB owners plan to sell or close their business now compared with six months ago.
SMB profitability slides, but social media use rises
Small business profitability slid to a record low during the last quarter, with many expecting to see more falls over the next year. Despite this less than positive news, many reported they’d be boosting their online and social media presence in the coming months.