The 2017 SME Snapshot
Companies employing fewer than 250 people are the backbone of the UK economy, making up over 99% of all UK businesses and accounting for more than 60% of UK private sector employment. Their success is therefore critical to the wider retail sector.
The SME Growth Tracker, a quarterly report by Capital Economics, Amazon UK and Enterprise Nation, found that British SMEs are forecasting revenue growth in 2018, despite small business confidence being at an all-time low.
The report’s SME Confidence Index for individual businesses...
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1 - Introduction
The retail sector is – perhaps more than any other – tethered to the economic wellbeing of the country. By its very nature, retail relies on...Read more
2 - Large Businesses
The UK retail market suffered through some challenging times in 2017. While most online retailers saw good growth in 2017, it was the...Read more
3 - Small Businesses
Companies employing fewer than 250 people are the backbone of the UK economy, making up over 99% of all UK businesses and accounting for more than... Read more
4 - 2018 Outlook
This perfect storm of geopolitical and macroeconomic events will present significant headwinds to retailers over the coming 12-24 months...Read more
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