This is a very worrying headline and the statistics showing 25% of people expect their small business to fail is depressing; but not sure how reliable it is. What about telling those 25% of worried directors that there are many tools out there to help their business. The internet is a huge mine of information and support for struggling directors. Sometimes "a trouble shared is a trouble halved" as they say.
Perhaps I am a cynic but the article should maybe have had some positive options and suggestions. On www.companyrescue.co.uk we have a suite of products and guides that can help struggling companies.
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