Those running a small business in today’s current climate face many tough challenges ahead. Constant Contact share the following statistics that help illustrate this fact:

  • 59% of small businesses surveyed say that it’s harder to run a small business today than it was five years ago
  • 75% of small businesses list finding new customers, having enough time (65%), and retaining customers (58%) as primary concerns.
  • Those who believe that finding customers is more difficult today cite customers paying less attention to marketing (49%), more direct competition (45%), and more expensive to “do” marketing (23%) as their greatest challenges.
  • Those who think that finding customers has gotten easier say more affordable online marketing tools (53%), time-saving marketing tools (40%), and customers responding to marketing (28%) have lightened their loads.

These statistics, along with many others, are illustrated in the infographic from Constant contact below…

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