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Small businesses facing dip in confidence ahead of Christmas

PUBLISHED: 17:46 01 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:46 01 November 2017

The FSB's Small Business Expo at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The FSB's Small Business Expo at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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More than 35 companies from across Norfolk and Suffolk came together to share their thoughts and show off their services at an exhibition.

The FSB's Small Business Expo at the Forum. Salena Dawson, regional chairman of the FSB. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The FSB's Small Business Expo at the Forum. Salena Dawson, regional chairman of the FSB. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The East Anglian branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) held its Small Business Expo at The Forum in Norwich on Wednesday with exhibitors from a variety of sectors.

As well as providing seminars on topics including exit strategy, cyber security and procurement, the event saw businesses share their thoughts and experiences.

FSB regional chairman Salena Dawson said: “When we can get together so many businesses it is a good opportunity for us to use it as a sounding board for how they are feeling and what they want to see.

“There has been a bit of a dip in confidence, while those here are feeling positive, there is a sense of caution and businesses waiting to see if they should make investments or not.”

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