Research amongst small business in the South East of England during 2013, reveals the help that these businesses need in meeting the challenges of to-days markets.

This is important because the small business sector account for over 95% of businesses in the UK, and addressing their issues is important to our economic success as a country.

Almost 80% of requests for help were in four areas: help in obtaining finance (26%), help with winning customers, networking and growing (24%), help with getting started (19%), and help with managing employees (10%).

Running a small business is challenging and requires many skills, so it is good to know that the business support group PARTNER? are offering ongoing FREE support to businesses.