Small businesses in Britain are divided on their expectations for growth in 2015, with only 27% feeling very optimistic that they will achieve growth in the coming year. 20% of SME’s are unconvinced about achieving any growth at all in 2015.
The findings, from a TalkTalk survey of 1000 SMEs, identifies technology as one of five top priorities for SMEs in 2015.
90% of respondents believed that broadband connectivity is fundamental to success in 2015, and with recent research revealing that 47% of small businesses aren’t getting good value for their broadband, 2015 is set to be the year that SMEs demand the technology which their businesses deserve.
Charles Bligh, Managing Director of TalkTalk Business, said: "The beginning of a new year is a time for small business to plan for a prosperous 2015 and demonstrate the ambition that is needed for success."
"However, with SME’s split on whether they can expect to achieve growth this year, small business decision makers need to take control and have the confidence to demand better value for their business in the coming 12 months."
The TalkTalk business research put growing revenues (30%) and creating a happy workforce (20%) at the top of the SME new year’s resolution list for 2015.