Small Businesses are running on empty, Goldman Sachs survey shows

UK entrepreneurs are grappling with rising inflation, spiralling energy costs and staff shortages, according to our latest survey of 10,000 Small Businesses UK graduates. While 81% of the graduates we surveyed feel resilient enough to cope with the current conditions, 47% believe the economic outlook is worse for small businesses than at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021.

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The data in this infographic was collected between 5th and 20th May 2022 from a survey completed by 379 small business owners who participated in the 10,000 Small Businesses UK program.