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As the official measure of the UK’s economic performance suggests a return to pre-recession levels, research today reveals that the majority of SMEs believe that gross domestic product (GDP) is irrelevant and does not reflect the true business environment.

The number of SMEs relying on personal savings to fund their businesses has leapt in the six months to May, according to a study of 1,000 SMEs by Bibby Financial Services (BFS).

A survey of 1,000 businesses has revealed that more than half are looking to invest in new equipment and staff over the next three months, but this surge in confidence and growth could be stifled by pressures in the housing market.

Half of Britain’s micro businesses are currently experiencing cashflow problems even as the UK comes out of recession, Bibby Financial Services (BFS) is claiming.

Almost one in three firms have been unable to secure finance in the past 12 months, new research has indicated.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are missing out on overseas opportunities because of the eurozone crisis, new research has suggested.

Businesses in the North are not doing as well as their Southern counterparts, new research has indicated.

Businesses are optimistic about the future, new research has revealed.

Business turnover has reached its highest level since 2007, according to the latest Business Factors Index from invoice finance specialist Bibby Financial Services.

More small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are trading internationally, new figures show.

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