U.K. Small Businesses Optimistic

Yesterday I noted that small businesses in the United States were feeling optimistic and hiring was up. Well, it seems that small businesses in the U.K. are feeling much the same.

Tomorrow, the largest study of small businesses ever undertaken in the U.K. will be released. An advance press report says that the U.K.’s small business sector is healthy, confident and benefiting from a growing economy. The study shows 43% of small businesses have increased employment since 2002, while only 16% report employment declined.

The study was conducted of over 18,000 small businesses by the Federation of Small Businesses, which says it is the U.K.’s leading association for small businesses.

I am looking forward to reading more details about the study.

Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.