According to the latest Quarterly Survey of Small Business in Britain from the Open University Business School, all sectors reported improved sales performance in the final three months of 2010 and are more positive about prospects for sales in the next quarter.
In addition for the first time in eight quarters, small manufacturers have reported an increase in hiring, with small firms in the south-west having the most positive employment balance at +12 per cent.
Commenting on the data, Dr Richard Blundel, from the Open University Business School noted that companies are also assessing their impact on the environment.
"There are some positive signs, particularly with the more entrepreneurial firms who are identifying opportunities to save costs and to build on personal commitments to environmental issues," he explained.
A recent survey carried out by Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment found that people in the south-west are the least threatened by redundancy in the country, with only 32 per cent feeling at risk of losing their job.
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Posted by John Oak and Wayne Bly
Source: The Sales Director News