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Growing optimism from SMEs regarding growth prospects

According to the SME Finance Monitor Q2 report published in August 2013 by BDRC Continental , an increased proportion of SMEs reported growth in the past 12 months (44%) and (51%) predicted it for the next 12 months, largely from existing markets.

Levels of profitability remained stable. The current economic climate continued to be seen as the main barrier to running a business but is being mentioned by fewer SMEs each quarter, Fewer SMEs self - reported a credit issue, but the proportion with a “worse than average”  external risk rating was the highest level seen to date. 

The report, commissioned by the British Bankers Association Business Finance Taskforce is published quarterly from a sample of 5000 British SMEs with fewer than 250 employees. http://www.sme-finance-monitor.co.uk/