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SME Market Update

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3,000 senior executives surveyed across 12 countries and 16 industries, to explore how the current outlook of the world's SMEs differs to 12 months ago.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
Significantly higher confidence levels and SMEs are evolving their strategies, applying their strong attributes of agility, innovation and strong customer relationships

Using technology, to drive competitive advantage and sustainable growth.

SMEs are significantly more confident than last year about the overall economic outlook and their business prospects over the next three years, expecting strong revenue growth averaging 7%.

SMEs are pursuing exciting opportunities that are ideally suited for SMEs’ focus on customer relationships and shorter, more agile supply chains—particularly ethically, sustainably, transparently and locally sourced products.

SMEs are balancing revenue growth with efficiency improvements. The 24% of SMEs that already export are seeing solid returns and planning further expansion, despite ongoing threats to international trading relationships.

SMEs are amplifying their traditional strengths by investing in leading-edge techniques. In particular, they are extending their agility throughout their operations to react quicker to changes in customer needs.

SMEs are pursuing exciting opportunities that are ideally suited for SMEs’ focus on customer relationships and shorter, more agile supply chains—particularly ethically, sustainably, transparently and locally sourced products.

The 24% of SMEs that already export are seeing solid returns and planning further expansion, despite ongoing threats to international trading relationships.

SMEs are amplifying their traditional strengths by investing in leading-edge techniques. In particular, they are extending their agility throughout their operations to react quicker to changes in customer needs.

VIEW THE FULL DECK TO SEE
- SMEs Confidence in the Economy
- SME Growth & Profit Margins
- Key SME Strategies for Growth
- How SMEs Finance Growth
- What Contributes Most to An SMEs Financial Performance
- SMEs Effectiveness in Dealing with Business Challenges
- Where SMEs Look For Innovation
- Tech Priorities for SMEs
- What Tech Are SMEs Looking to Deploy
- SMEs And Digital
- SME Strategies to Improve Productivity
- How SMEs Attract & Retain Talent
- SMEs Concerns on Data & Trade

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ADDITIONAL Go-To-Market Resources FROM FOUR QUADRANT

Read the full post, SME Growth Strategies @fourquadrant.com/sme-growth-strategies/

Marketing Automation Buyer’s Checklist fourquadrant.com/go-to-market-planning-templates/marketing-automation-buyers-checklist/

Go to Market Resources @ fourquadrant.com

IT Spending Research @ fourquadrant.com/go-to-market-it-spending-research/

Free Downloads @ fourquadrant.com/free-marketing-templates/

Go to Market Insights @ fourquadrant.com/go-to-market-planning-templates/

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SME Market Update

  1. 1. Go to market resources @ fourquadrant.com SME Market Update
  2. 2. SME Market Update SMEs Confidence in the Economy Go to market resources available @ www.fourquadrant.comSource: Oxford Economics
  3. 3. SME Market Update SME Growth & Profit Margins Go to market resources available @ www.fourquadrant.comSource: Oxford Economics
  4. 4. SME Market Update Key SME Strategies for Growth Go to market resources available @ www.fourquadrant.comSource: Oxford Economics
  5. 5. SME Market Update How SMEs Finance Growth Go to market resources available @ www.fourquadrant.comSource: Oxford Economics
  6. 6. SME Market Update What Contributes Most to An SMEs Financial Performance Go to market resources available @ www.fourquadrant.comSource: Oxford Economics
  7. 7. SME Market Update SMEs Effectiveness in Dealing with Business Challenges Go to market resources available @ www.fourquadrant.comSource: Oxford Economics
  8. 8. SME Market Update Where SMEs Look For Innovation Go to market resources available @ www.fourquadrant.comSource: Oxford Economics
  9. 9. SME Market Update Tech Priorities for SMEs Go to market resources available @ www.fourquadrant.comSource: Oxford Economics
  10. 10. SME Market Update What Tech Are SMEs Looking to Deploy Go to market resources available @ www.fourquadrant.comSource: Oxford Economics
  11. 11. SME Market Update SMEs And Digital Go to market resources available @ www.fourquadrant.comSource: Oxford Economics
  12. 12. SME Market Update SME Strategies to Improve Productivity Go to market resources available @ www.fourquadrant.comSource: Oxford Economics
  13. 13. SME Market Update How SMEs Attract & Retain Talent Go to market resources available @ www.fourquadrant.comSource: Oxford Economics
  14. 14. SME Market Update SMEs Concerns on Data & Trade Go to market resources available @ www.fourquadrant.comSource: Oxford Economics
  15. 15. Read the full post, SME Growth Strategies @fourquadrant.com/sme-growth- strategies/ Marketing Automation Buyer’s Checklist fourquadrant.com/go-to-market- planning-templates/marketing-automation-buyers-checklist/ Go to Market Resources @ fourquadrant.com IT Spending Research @ fourquadrant.com/go-to-market-it-spending- research/ Free Downloads @ fourquadrant.com/free-marketing-templates/ Go to Market Insights @ fourquadrant.com/go-to-market-planning- templates/ Go to Market Resources From Four Quadrant for Sales & Marketing Go to market resources available @ www.fourquadrant.comSource: Oxford Economics

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