Two-thirds of Cambs firms face 2010 'with optimism'

SMALL firms in Cambridgeshire are largely confident for 2010, with 70 per cent optimistic for the year ahead, according to the Government-backed advisory service Business Link. Only three in 10 respondents will be making fundamental changes to their busin

SMALL firms in Cambridgeshire are largely confident for 2010, with 70 per cent optimistic for the year ahead, according to the Government-backed advisory service Business Link.

Only three in 10 respondents will be making fundamental changes to their businesses for the New Year, with the remaining 70 per cent already confident in their existing ways of doing business, the advisers added.

The latest survey from Business Link in the East of England reveals the resolutions of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Cambridgeshire: For the majority, the focus will be on beating their organisations' 2009 performance. The second most popular 'must-do' for 2010 is investing in a brighter future by developing the workforce through training. Business growth (be it the workforce, product range or premises) is third on the list of priorities.

BLE chief executive Pat Smith said: "Open minds and fresh thinking are invaluable to business success, and the New Year is a good time to refresh plans and reconsider priorities.


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"Resolutions are a good way to welcome and focus the New Year, and I encourage SMEs to start as they mean to go on, with a positive outlook and aspirations for a successful year. Business Link will be on hand along the way to give free, independent and impartial support, to make sure that these resolutions aren't forgotten by the end of January!"

INFORMATION: Business Link is on 08457 17 16 15, www.businesslink.gov.uk/east or e-mail questions@businesslinkeast.org.uk

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