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Index reveals growing optimism

Optimism among small and medium sized enterprises is at its highest point since the middle of 2013, according to the latest Quarterly Enterprise Index from asset manager Smith & Williamson.

The report shows optimism is 30% higher than in the last quarter of 2016 and 85% of entrepreneurs and small business owners are planning for growth. It says 80% are optimistic about their prospects over the next 12 months. (TS)

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