View Full Version : HMRC Small Business Survey Results (September 2009)

08-12-2009, 02:52 PM
Way back in September 2009, we were asked by tmg to help them gather some responses to a Small Business Survey conducted on behalf of the HM Revenue & Customs which some of you kindly took part in.


The results of the survey can now be seen by clicking on the link below:

http://www.shell-livewire.org/store/1260283035.402LID0.ppt (PowerPoint)

Some of the findings include;

Proportionally, there appears to be a linear interaction with gender: as turnover increases, the percentage of males increases, with the percentage of females decreasing dramatically.
There also appears to be a linear relationship between whether the business is run from home or not. Under 60k, 78% of respondents work from home. Between 60-150k, the numbers are roughly equal and for 150k+ the numbers are reversed with 72% not working at home.
On the surface, Turnover seems to be a powerful mechanism for organising, sorting and filtering content. For instance, low(er) turnover businesses are likely to involve one employee, be home based and operate as a sole trader. Conversely, if the turnover is greater, there is a strong likelihood that they are male, employ at least one other and operate as a limited company.
Any thoughts / comments?

08-12-2009, 04:20 PM
Whilst this is interesting... I find it difficult to have an opinion as turnover really does mean very little and it would have been more interesting if they could have made it more about profit and margin. How they would have done that I dont know but anyone can make turnover, its profit that matters really.

05-01-2010, 08:00 AM
Thanks for sharing your survey on small business. The benefits of starting a small business are many and yet small Business is the toughest industry to break into.

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