As SMEs continue to face new and varying pressures in 2021, the services they need are inevitably also changing. With the demand for technical advice being overtaken by the need for general business expertise, SMEs could start to overlook their accountants.
Read on to find out what our new research report has discovered.
It would be nice to think that with 2020 behind us, we can move on and start to think about new challenges and opportunities this year – but, as we all know, COVID-19 will continue to be the main concern on people’s minds for the foreseeable future.
With more changes to come, and businesses feeling the pressure of lockdown restrictions, accountants continue to be a vital source of information and support.
The challenges that businesses faced before the pandemic outbreak haven’t gone away, meanwhile. If anything, The pressures of partnership difficulties, late payments, and workforce management are more pronounced now than they were before.
Our SME insight report, produced in collaboration with brand strategy consultancy Insight 101, told us a lot about how SMEs feel their accountants handled the COVID-19 crisis.
It showed that the incredibly hard work that accountants have put in over the past few months has not gone unnoticed, with more than a third of business owners saying they’re more likely to recommend their accountant as a result.