What’s inside?

Exclusive Bionic research with 2,010 British small business

Our research reveals the many opportunities and challenges facing SMEs when it comes to tackling business admin.

This report highlights

SMEs are the lifeblood of the economy. However, the growth potential of many businesses is being hindered by spending unnecessary amounts of time and money on business admin.

ADMIN COSTS
As a result of overlooking smaller costs, many SMEs are paying over the odds on their insurance, energy and telecoms.
TIME FLIES
The majority of SMEs spend a month per year on admin (accounts, bills, finding new deals).
OVERCOMING OBSTACLES
SMEs are feeling the pressure of challenging market conditions, and political uncertainty.

Where does the data come from?

This edition of the Business Efficiency Index is based on a poll of 2,010 micro, small and medium-sized businesses. The survey, commissioned by Bionic, was conducted by YouGov, the research house. The fieldwork took place between 3rd and 20th September 2019.

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