In an independently produced survey with Amárach about business costs, small businesses were asked about the impact of rising business costs in the past 12 months. The core objective of this research was to assess the impact of the cost of doing business amongst small companies (those with up to 50 Employees) in Ireland. The methodology of the survey involved online interactions and telephone interviews.  Out of the 476 businesses interviewed,  57% consisted of businesses employing fewer than 10 people, and 43% percent employ 10 to 50 people.

Key Findings

83% of small businesses

Experience rise in business costs

1 in 3 businesses

To run out of liquidity without financial aid

57% of small businesses

Report increase in labour costs

32% of small businesses

Stated rising costs as the biggest challenge

Documents / SFA Cost of Business Survey