Small business owners reluctant to invest

Small business owners reluctant to invest

More than a quarter (27%) of small and medium-sized business owners do not expect to invest in their firm over the next 12 months, according to research by Hitachi Capital. The research has also revealed that small business owners are reluctant to access external finance to fund investment. More than half (57%) of small firms have not sought external funding in the past 12 months, while 41% have used existing overdraft facilities to fund investment.

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