UPS Canada Survey: 2013 Could be Year of Small Business
Feb 07, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
A recent survey commissioned by UPS Canada and conducted by Leger Marketing revealed that 60 per cent of business owners believe that they will see an increase in revenue in 2013 when compared to 2012.
According to a release, nearly 60 per cent expect to see at least moderate growth in Canada's economy. This optimism has sparked a renewed sense of interest in business investment on behalf of Canadian small businesses.
"It is quite clear that small businesses in Canada are optimistic about 2013 but what's most encouraging is that business owners seem to be adopting a renewed sense of interest in terms of investing in their business," said Paul Gaspar, small business director, UPS Canada. "This is quite positive, not only for small businesses in Canada, but also for the economy as a whole. The choice to invest in the future is a clear sign that confidence is building amongst Canadian business owners and many are already on their way."
As a result, many owners are taking the time to review and reconsider services and suppliers as well as seek out strategic advice and support. The survey found that one in four businesses would welcome support and advice related to infrastructure, shipping and logistics in order to increase business success.
"Before UPS it was difficult to manage our inbound shipments from Vancouver, we had very limited visibility," said Bonnie Sucee, owner, SL Graphics. "Now with my small business account I fill in the electronic shipping label, email it to our vendor and schedule the pickup. We have complete visibility and the flexibility to choose the service that meets our time requirements. It's so simple and more importantly, it allows us to better serve our customers."
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