A BBC news article published February 3, 2014 reveals recent findings of a survey by The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Grant Thornton:
“The report is the latest to suggest the economic recovery is well established.
The brightest sectors were construction and banking, with confidence sharply higher among builders although output remains below its pre-crisis peak.
Among bankers and those in the insurance industry confidence was at a record high, as they continue to recover from the aftermath of the financial crisis.
The survey found turnover and profit growth both picked up and businesses expect this to continue for the rest of this year.”
This hopeful outlook may create a positive domino effect to the different sectors of society. Even though the market is still as unpredictable as ever, different business areas are progressively getting back on their feet towards recovery.
The fact that confidence levels in the economy are at an all-time high signals the best time for more businesses to engage in new endeavours and exciting enterprises. They can undertake new ventures, enter new markets, and expand their business reach. These actions can then translate to the country’s economic progress.
As entrepreneurs stay optimistic about economic potential with new job opportunities and record stock prices, however, they also worry about their business operations and transactions like purchases, accounts and payroll in Bristol. These often require focused attention and dedicated commitment, and take up much of their time.
Business owners who want to open new doors without much hassle can consult competent Bristol bookkeeping professionals to help them with their financial organization needs. While bookkeepers and accountants concentrate on regulating fiscal transactions and crunching the numbers, they can focus more on developing plans for their business growth and development.
(Source: Business confidence at record high, says accountancy body the ICAEW, Clean Link, 3 February 2014)