West Midlands small businesses more positive than national counterparts

SMALL businesses across the West Midlands are feeling more positive than their national counterparts, according to a new study.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)’s latest quarterly Small Business Index (SBI) concludes optimism is high despite a rise in operating costs.

The SBI, which reflects how firms expect to perform over the coming quarter, hit +23 across the region in Q4 2016, up from +3 in the preceding three months. This means that more businesses feel confident than feel the opposite. Smal... For the full story register now for free or login below...

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