Survey data set on SME employers' use of and barriers to business support

Underlying data from the publication 'Research to understand the barriers to take up and use of business support' [URN 11/1288]. Data from a survey of 1,202 employer SMEs in England undertaken in March 2011. The survey was designed to provide statistically robust evidence of business use and non use of external business support services, differentiating between private sector and public sector sources of both routine information and strategic advice. The survey aimed to produce a broadly representative sample of SME employers and used a random stratified sample from the Experian database adopting quotas in order to capture sufficient numbers of businesses across key categories (age, size, sector, region). The data presented in the published report was weighted by size band to correct for over-sampling amongst larger SMEs.

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date_released 2011-09-22
date_updated 2011-09-22
geographic_coverage 100000: England
geographic_granularity regional
last_major_modification 2011-09-27T10:08:23.360921
precision As supplied by respondents
published_by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills [11399]
theme-primary Economy
update_frequency never