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Exploring Insights and Trends Unveiled in HR Solutions’ SME Business Surveys

Each year, we delve into the dynamic landscape of businesses, exploring the challenges they face and the opportunities that shape their strategies. The survey results provide a comprehensive snapshot, offering valuable perspectives on the ever-evolving SME ecosystem.

Join us in unpacking the trends, discovering key insights, and gaining a deeper understanding of the diverse challenges and opportunities that define the business landscape each year. Your active participation in our live surveys, the latest of which will be published on this page, contributes directly to this wealth of knowledge. Be part of the conversation, share your experiences, and shape the narrative of SMEs across industries.

Explore the findings from our latest 2023/24 survey and empower your business decisions with insights derived from the collective experiences of actively engaged SMEs.

sme business survey 2023/24

Our exclusive survey is your key to shaping a brighter future for your business.

This year, we parterned with two leading SMEs – qoob group and Pulse Group Media, to help other SMEs unlock success throughout 2024 and beyond. Topical business challenges such as rising costs, marketing challenges, employee retention, and imminent employment law changes are discussed, in addition to understanding how AI, digital marketing and investment can pave the way for growth next year.

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Survey participants will receive an in-depth report with recommendations, action points, and exclusive insights.

sme business survey 2022/23

In our 2023 SME survey, we focused on how businesses were managing new challenges – such as tax rises, staff recruitment, and political uncertainty. Were those external factors becoming a platform in which they could thrive, or were they proving to be a struggle to overcome?

We also looked at employment legislation and the impact any changes might have had on businesses, along with asking our respondents what their biggest decisions looked like in 2023 and these decisions determined the overall performance of their company.

Specifically we found that:

  • 51% predicted rising costs would be a key challenge
  • 50% stated employee retention would be the most important aspect of people management
  • 70% stated that available finance would have the biggest impact on decision making

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