The new year can be an important time for businesses. Many rely on the sales frenzy that takes place in the wake of the festive season to clear old stock and boost their finances.
Meanwhile, small businesses seem to have big plans for 2013 and to help their realise their ambitions, they may decide to take advantage of brochure printers to raise awareness of their products or services among potential customers.
According to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), enterprises are displaying cautious optimism about the coming 12 months and are looking to invest and access more finance. Its latest Small Business Index was 18.8 points higher during the final quarter of 2012 than it was during the same period a year earlier.
It also revealed that a higher proportion of the firms that applied for credit were accepted. Whereas 42.8 per cent of the organisations that requested finance between July and September were accepted, this figure rose to 49.3 per cent between October and December.
Responding to the statistics, FSB national chairman John Walker said: “This quarter’s report shows cautious optimism from the UK’s small firms. There’s no doubt that it is still a tough environment and the Autumn Statement highlighted that it’s going to be tougher for longer.
“However, small firms want to get on, grow their business and invest. We urged the chancellor to put small firms at the heart of the Autumn Statement and many of his plans will help – especially raising the tax free investment limits.”
Bosses who are eager to embrace the opportunities available to them over coming months should find it straightforward to find printers in London to help create marketing material such as brochures and leaflets. This form of advertising can be inexpensive and highly effective as long as managers approach it in the right way.