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Small Business Growth Questionnaire Results

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Created: Tue, Sep 1st, 2015 - viewed 2698 times

The results of the Chartered Institute of Marketing 2015 survey of UK small businesses results are in. The survey questioned small businesses in the UK looking first at business growth in the last year. Of those surveyed the majority were optimistic.

  • 73% of the SME's surveyed were looking for growth
    53% had experienced growth in the last 12 months
    64% predicted growth for the next 12 months
    71% predicted growth n the next 3 years
    82% predated growth in the next 5 to 10 years

The second part of the survey looked at what the SME's questions felt the most important factor for growth:


  • 75% cited a stale business and economic environment prevented growth
    73% cited research from customers on how they could improve and develop products and services
    57% believed the key to growth was innovation

Finally the survey looked at marketing:

  • 30% of the businesses surveyed had no marketing experience within the business
    41% lacked general marketing skills

The last statistic means these businesses are taking a chance on amateur marketing and more important spending valuable time learning about marketing when using an experienced marketing professional would provide the:.

  • Latest most efficient and most effective ways of using business resources in marketing
    Latest marketing knowledge
    Save business time and money
    Give an outside view of your business