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State Business Survey 2017

In this, the 4th annual survey, South Australian SME’s have been as candid as ever in their responses. We thank them for taking the time to paint a picture of what it’s like to do business in SA, and what they think is needed to drive business forward in this state.

“Whilst governments generally are easy targets, the key to growing our economy is for all tiers of Government to set a policy environment that gives business the courage to invest, innovate and take risk. We need to be brave, bold and aggressive and the time is now”
– General Manager, Professional Services.

Energy pricing, cyber security, staffing, procurement and business transformation are all topics high on the agenda for respondents, and business sentiment remains steady to improving.

Overall, our state’s SME’s are optimistic and passionate about the potential of their own business – as well as SA businesses generally – to flourish. But they feel hamstrung by the burden of business costs and taxes, and the realities of disruption and cyber security.

For more of the key survey findings and BDO insights, read the full 2017 report here.

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