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Business Confidence, Business Loans, Cash Flow & Commercial Mortgages
28th October 2003
SME Business Confidence
Over 85% of UK SME's are optimistic about how their business will fare over the next twelve months. According to the Bank of Scotland's small business economic confidence survey*, 54% of SME's believe their business will be better off in the next 12 months and a further 32% believe it will stay the same. The new figures represent an impressive net growth in business optimism of 22% over the last 12 months.
The report also highlights further positive indicators of growing business confidence with 43% of SME's planning to increase investment in their business over the next 12 months, and 35% planning to increase staff numbers.
To find the right finance option for expansion plans for your business try our interactive Business Loans Finder.
Buying vs. Leasing Property
When planning your business expansion you may be seeking new premises or considering the advantages or purchasing your current leased premises. Whether your company would benefit more from buying or leasing depends on a range of factors.
Using our expertise Decision Finance have compiled a simple guide to highlight some of the situations where buying or leasing would be most advantageous for your business.
If buying your existing or new premises is the right option for your business, visit the Marketplace for quotes on commercial mortgages to get your business expansion plans moving.
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