Download the Findings from the 2016
Magnet Regional Business Barometer

Business outlook, attitudes towards the government, working remotely from home, cloud adoption rates, changes in phones systems, bring your device trends and more. 
Learn what SMEs in your region in Ireland are doing in 2016 with the Magnet Regional Business Barometer: one of Ireland's largest pieces of SME research (540 businesses surveyed across 8 regional authorities).

This research was conducted independently by Am├írach Research in January 2016. 

Some of the findings from the research include:

  • 74% of SMEs are optimistic about 2016, up from 61% this time last year.
  • 30% of businesses nationally said they are likely to open new premises this year, or three times the amount this time last year 9%.
  • 52% are likely to invest in IT infrastructure over the next 12 months, up from 30%.
  • Finding employees with the right skills is an issue for 37% of businesses.
  • 62% surveyed believe the Government was not doing enough for SMEs versus 24% who do.