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 2015 SME Index results

 

 

 

Deflated SME confidence levels result of economic uncertaintyhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2015-results/eflated-sme-confidence-levels-result-of-economic-uncertaintyDeflated SME confidence levels result of economic uncertaintyIn the current economic landscape, South African businesses find themselves fighting to overcome one headwind after the next. This constantly changing environment is negatively impacting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and business owners’ growth projections for 2016. As a result SMEs’ confidence levels about economic and business growth declined significantly in the last quarter.2016-02-09T22:00:00.0000000Z
Tough economic conditions keep SA SME owners awake, index revealshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2015-results/tough-economic-conditions-keep-sa-sme-owners-awake-index-revealsTough economic conditions keep SA SME owners awake, index revealsSmall and medium enterprise (SME) owners confidence levels that the South African economy will be conducive for business growth in the next 12 months has declined for the second successive quarter. And, SMEs surveyed have almost unanimously indicated that their main challenges in the next 6 to 12 months would be economic conditions, cash flow and funding.2015-10-07T22:00:00.0000000Z
SMEs remain positive about growth but hesitant to hire more staffhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2015-results/smes-remain-positive-about-growth-but-hesitant-to-hire-more-staffSMEs remain positive about growth but hesitant to hire more staffSouth African small and medium enterprise (SME) owners reported a slight decline in confidence levels for the second quarter of 2015, but remain optimistic about business growth in the next 12-months. However, despite this level of optimism, half of these business owners have not employed new staff in the last 12-months, pointing to possible muted growth expectations for the SME sector.2015-07-22T22:00:00.0000000Z
SMEs remain upbeat despite increasing economic woeshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2015-results/smes-remain-upbeat-despite-increasing-economic-woesSMEs remain upbeat despite increasing economic woesThe latest Business Partners Limited SME Index (BPLSI), which measures attitudes and confidence levels among South Africa's small and medium enterprises (SMEs) owners, reported record average confidence levels of 81% that their business will grow in the next 12 months during the first quarter 2015 BPLSI – an increase of 7 percentage point quarter-on-quarter (q/q) and 8 percentage point year-on-year (y/y).2015-05-13T22:00:00.0000000Z