Is it because Rudd knocked off Australia’s worst ever PM? Or because we’re sick and tired of feeling down?

Seems that SME’s are coming out of the cupboard and starting to warm up a little, even to the point of requesting marketing advice – a fact which excites me no end!

The facts come from the Sensis Business Index which shows more small and medium sized businesses increased their employment and capital expenditure in the June quarter than in the previous quarter. This was despite sales not having increased. In the first quarter 10% of businesses spent more…in June quarter that became 12%. Still a very low figure across the board.

From speaking to my clients and business owners at networking events I’d say confidence is still flat and there is little reason to smile.