Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-22 :
The advent of free internet access threatens to alter the way in which small to medium sized businesses deal with suppliers and customers.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1To what extent does your business benefit from the use of email?
Q2Does your business have its own website?
Q3If "No", do you intend to establish a website in the near future?
Q4To what extent do you sell products or services through the Internet?
Q5To what extent do you buy products or services through the Internet?
Q6To what extent do you use the Internet to monitor competitors prices?
Q7To what extent do you use the Internet to monitor suppliers prices?
Q8To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
Q9To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
Q10To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
Q11Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
Q12Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:

(1) To what extent does your business benefit from the use of email?
ResponseTotal answers: 163
%
1 Highly26.4%
222.1%
326.4%
419%
5 Not at all6.1%

(2) Does your business have its own website?
ResponseTotal answers: 160
%
1 Yes63.8%
2 No36.3%

(3) If "No", do you intend to establish a website in the near future?
ResponseTotal answers: 59
%
1 Yes76.3%
2 No23.7%

(4) To what extent do you sell products or services through the Internet?
ResponseTotal answers: 161
%
1 Highly3.1%
22.5%
311.8%
432.9%
5 Not at all49.7%

(5) To what extent do you buy products or services through the Internet?
ResponseTotal answers: 160
%
1 Highly2.5%
26.3%
326.3%
449.4%
5 Not at all15.6%

(6) To what extent do you use the Internet to monitor competitors prices?
ResponseTotal answers: 161
%
1 Highly1.2%
25%
36.8%
419.9%
5 Not at all67.1%

(7) To what extent do you use the Internet to monitor suppliers prices?
ResponseTotal answers: 161
%
1 Highly1.9%
26.8%
39.3%
428%
5 Not at all54%

(8) To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
ResponseTotal answers: 161
%
1 Highly6.2%
219.3%
338.5%
420.5%
5 Not at all15.5%

(9) To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
ResponseTotal answers: 161
%
1 Highly14.9%
218.6%
325.5%
419.9%
5 Not at all21.1%

(10) To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
ResponseTotal answers: 161
%
1 Highly19.9%
212.4%
319.3%
431.1%
5 Not at all17.4%

(11) Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
ResponseTotal answers: 162
%
Expanded significantly (more than 10%)14.8%
Expanded somewhat (between 5% to 10%)32.1%
Remained static38.9%
Declined somewhat (between 5% to 10%)8.6%
Declined significantly (more than 10%)5.6%

(12) Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:
ResponseTotal answers: 161
%
Expand significantly (more than 10%)14.9%
Expand somewhat (between 5% to 10%)44.7%
Remain static35.4%
Decline somewhat (between 5% to 10%)2.5%
Decline significantly (more than 10%)2.5%