The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) says that UK small business confidence in the last quarter bounced back to the level reported before the EU referendum campaign began.

According to the FSB’s Small Business Index, confidence has now moved into positive territory, which means that more small businesses feel confident than those that feel the opposite. The confidence measure now stands at +8.5, up from -2.9 in the previous quarter, almost the same level as it stood at the start of 2016.

Mike Cherry, National Chairman at the Federation of Small Businesses, said: “The current economic outlook seems brighter, and UK small businesses are ambitious and want to make the most of it.”

We believe that digital technology is playing its part to support this growing confidence by helping to make companies more competitive. Bowe Digital offers a range of IT solutions that can help businesses take advantage.

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The Federation of Small Businesses is calling on the Government to ensure that all SMEs receive at least a basic level of broadband by the end of the Parliament.

Nearly half a million (480,000) small businesses cannot access superfast broadband, with 192,000 not even being able to access 10 Mbps and theFSB wants the Government to commit to a Universal Service Obligation (USO), guaranteeing a good service.

Mike Cherry, FSB National Chairman, said:Too many small businesses are held back by poor broadband coverage and slow speeds.”

We agree – good broadband is crucial if companies are to take advantage of the digital revolution and the services that we offer.

Our IT support services use advanced remote monitoring and preventative maintenance technologies to keep infrastructure optimised. Issues can be identified, reported, and resolved in real time.

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It’s undeniable that we live in an age where data is the new currency. Everything is connected to some sort of data management mechanism and delivered to a specific audience, whether that’s a group of specific web users or customers looking for a specific product. Increasingly, how we manage that data, or information, can drastically affect our business for better or worse.


No matter what the size of your business, IT infrastructure is a costly but important necessity.