The attitude of a business owner, market demand and available skills top the list of key influences on a firms growth, an internet survey by The University of Nottingham Institute for Enterprise and Innovation has revealed.
Respondents to The UK Business Barometer were asked to rate five different potential key influences on a firms growth — attitude of owner; determine by market demand; available skills; access to finance; access to the latest technology — from one to five. The same set of questions were posed through its sister survey the UK Business Adviser Barometer.
Both businesses (80 per cent) and advisers (89 per cent) placed owner attitude in the top spot. A close second was market demand, although fewer business advisers rated this as highly — more of them preferred available skills as a greater key influence.
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