Hiring More Employees and Investing in Technology Are Top Priorities
Thrive Analytics, a digital marketing research and customer engagement strategy consulting firm, released its latest Local Pulse Report™, highlighting key small and medium-sized small business trends. The study reveals that optimism remains high, despite fluctuations in the stock market and the ongoing trade disputes. Sixty-five of businesses expect their sales to increase and 48% expect economic conditions to improve this year. When asked what were the biggest hindrances to growth over the past 12 months, lack of funding (30 ), and not having enough people /resources to do more business (30%) were among the top reasons.