Netherlands: SME current challenges 2018

Most important challenges the SME faces in the Netherlands as of April 2018*

Netherlands: SME current challenges 2018 This statistic shows the most important challenges the small and medium enterprise (SME) face in the Netherlands as of April 2018. From the responding SMEs, 75 percent stated that their most important challenge was attracting new customers.
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Most important challenges the SME faces in the Netherlands as of April 2018*

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Share of responding businesses
Attracting customers 75%
Increasing revenue 74%
Maintaining profitability 40%
Developing new products/innovation 34%
Retaining/recruiting skilled employees 27%
Tax laws and rules 18%
Securing financing for expansion 16%
Securing financing for business as usual 15%
Other government regulations (e.g., compliance, technical regulation, patents, reporting) 13%
Finding/working with suppliers 13%
Selling to foreign markets10%
Uncertainty over economic conditions 9%
Share of responding businesses
Attracting customers 75%
Increasing revenue 74%
Maintaining profitability 40%
Developing new products/innovation 34%
Retaining/recruiting skilled employees 27%
Tax laws and rules 18%
Securing financing for expansion 16%
Securing financing for business as usual 15%
Other government regulations (e.g., compliance, technical regulation, patents, reporting) 13%
Finding/working with suppliers 13%
Selling to foreign markets10%
Uncertainty over economic conditions 9%
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This statistic shows the most important challenges the small and medium enterprise (SME) face in the Netherlands as of April 2018. From the responding SMEs, 75 percent stated that their most important challenge was attracting new customers.
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