Menu
Business

Subdued outlook for small business

MICK TSIKAS AAP

DESPITE subdued confidence continuing in the small businesses sector, the future may be looking brighter for some.

The latest small business survey from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry was released Monday.

It showed most measures of confidence, economic performance and conditions were still in negative territory - continuing long-term trends.

ACCI chief Kate Carnell (pictured) said despite a "difficult start to 2015", "recent improvements to conditions were promising" for the SME sector.

"But small business confidence and conditions remain subdued, especially compared to larger businesses," she said.

Ms Carnell said "wage pressures" appeared to be rising and "non-wage labour costs remain elevated".

Topics:  australian chamber of commerce and industry business business confidence


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Athletes set to hit the ground running this year

FUN FOR ALL: Children and families were a big part of the 2017 Airlie Beach Running Festival last year.

Athletes set to hit the ground running this year.

Whitsundays wins at Australian Tourism Awards

Ocean Rafting takes the gold in the Major Tour and Transport Operator category at the 2018 Australian Tourism Awards.

Best in the tourism business, Whitsundays wins gold .

Airlie Beach PO boxes on the move to Jubilee Pocket

Airlie Beach post office boxes situated at the Whitsunday Shopping Centre will move to Jubilee Pocket.

Cannonvale PO boxes on the move to Jubilee Pocket.

Local Partners