Small businesses quizzed on trading conditions
Small businesses are being asked to give their views on a range of subjects to build a comprehensive view of trading conditions across the country.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Scotland says its Big Small Business Survey is its biggest ever state of the nation survey project.
It aims to give small businesses, and by extension the communities they represent, a voice so FSB can make sure their views continue to be represented to decision makers.
Leading the project is Stacey Dingwall, head of policy at FSB Scotland. She said: “It has been an incredibly challenging time for businesses over the last couple years and 2023 looks like it could be even more difficult.
“That is why it is more important than ever to open a space up for small business owners to tell us what they are experiencing, what their challenges and ambitions are, and what effects local, national, global events are having on their businesses.
“By getting a comprehensive view of the small business community in post-pandemic Scotland we can make sure that our policy work continues to be evidence-based and decision makers locally and nationally are aware of what their needs.
“This survey is open to all small business owners, not just FSB members, so we encourage all operators to fill out the survey, have their say and ensure their voice is heard.”