The business environment

Question Title

* 1. How would you characterise the current business environment?

Question Title

* 2. What do you see as the biggest risk factor for your business over the next six months?

Please rank your top three choices from 1 to 3, with 1 being the most important.

  1 2 3
Domestic economic stagnation
Wage inflation
Insurance cost increases
Other business cost increases
Brexit
Debt
Cashflow
Difficulties in attracting talent
Legislative/regulatory burden

Question Title

* 3. What do you see as the biggest opportunity for your business over the next six months?

Please rank your top three choices from 1 to 3, with 1 being the most important. 

  1 2 3
Domestic economic growth
Exporting
Brexit
Specific sectoral opportunities
Government/EU funding or contracts
Trading online
New products/services
New  marketing campaign
Acquisitions

Question Title

* 4. What is the most important thing that the Government could change that would boost your business?

Please rank your top three choices from 1 to 3, with 1 being the most important.

  1 2 3
Improve access to finance
Reduce cost of finance
Make public contracts more accessible to small firms
Reduce tax payable by entrepreneurs and owner managers
Reduce tax on workers
Invest in infrastructure
Curb the business costs over which they have influence (minimum wage etc.)
Reduce capital gains tax

T