GLOBAL BUSINESS MONITOR - IRELAND

2017

 

ABOUT THE GLOBAL BUSINESS MONITOR

The Global Business Monitor is an international survey of over 1,600 SMEs across the U.S., Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Netherlands, Singapore and Hong Kong.

 

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Research highlights from across the study

  • Brexit (69%), U.S. political uncertainty (55%) and global conflict (21%) are seen as the top three threats to global economic growth amongst Irish SMEs.
  • Over two-thirds (67%) described the Irish economy as performing well, compared to just 22% in relation to the global economy.
  • 97% of Irish SMEs plan to invest in their businesses in the year ahead. Up-skilling existing staff, sales and marketing, and IT and digital technology are the top areas of planned investment.

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