Small Businesses Cautious About Growth and Expansion Heading into First Quarter 2019 @GraziadioSchool @DnBUS

From Dun and Bradstreet - Small businesses expressed caution about borrowing capital for growth and expansion in the year ahead, according to the latest Private Capital Access Index (PCA Index) from Dun & Bradstreet and Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.

Top findings:

Thirty-three (33%) of surveyed small (<$5 million in revenue) and mid-sized ($5 - $100 million) businesses reported raising or attempting to raise financing for growth or expansion in the past three months, compared to forty-three (43%) that reported doing so in Q1 2018.  Fifty-seven (57%) of businesses in Q1 2019 said demand for financing was for planned growth and expansion compared to sixty-five (65%) in Q1 2018.