Today in our blog we would like to draw attention to the 2023 NI Enterprise Barometer survey, which is open until October 16th for all micro and small businesses in Northern Ireland to complete. It is the largest annual survey in the country with over 700 businesses taking part last year.
Helps To Show The Reality Of Life Running A Small Business
The survey collects vital data from all the various businesses which is so important to show all the challenges that they face, as well as all the opportunities that are out there waiting to be exploited. It also helps to show the reality of life running a small business and the importance of adequate funding to help them achieve their goals.
The survey can be found online at enterpriseni.com and if you complete the 10 minute survey you will be entered into a draw to win £250 worth of business support vouchers.
The Survey Provides The Strongest, Most Unified Voice Around
Michael McQuillan, CEO of Enterprise NI, is urging all business owners to complete the Barometer, he is quoted in the Belfast Newsletter as saying:
“The findings of the NI Enterprise Barometer provide the strongest, most unified voice for micro and small businesses in Northern Ireland.
“Every survey completed strengthens Enterprise NI’s ability to drive home the need for adequate funding for micro and small businesses and to directly influence the development of tailored strategies and support services that address their specific needs.
“Self-employed, micro, and small businesses collectively form the biggest part of our economy. That’s why, along with our sponsors, the British Business Bank, I am urging every single entrepreneur, self-employed start-up, and micro and small business owner across Northern Ireland to grab themselves a cup of coffee, invest less than 10 minutes to complete this survey, and ensure their views, needs, and concerns are heard.”
The Concerns Of Small And Micro Business Owners Must Be Heard
And in the same article barometer economist, Maureen O’Reilly, added:
“Now, more than ever, the concerns of small and micro business owners in Northern Ireland must be heard, particularly in relation to the dangerous mix of challenges that include the significant escalation in costs and managing cashflow, trying to get and keep staff and the lack of an Executive here making and taking decisions to help.
“By completing the NI Enterprise Barometer, business owners will be providing us with strong and insightful data that enables Enterprise NI, and our network of 27 Local Enterprise Agencies, to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities they face, and the agility to deliver the on the ground supports they need.”
If you run a small business why not get involved and complete the survey? You have nothing to lose and perhaps £250 in vouchers to gain!