While confidence levels may be high for UK SMEs as Britain emerges from recession, a number of major barriers must still be surmounted in order to ensure the recovery is a lasting one.
In particular, access to finance, export opportunities and addressing the skills gap emerged as key challenges to overcome to secure future growth.
The selection of Twitter comments below highlight the main insights from speakers at the event, including Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, government's Small Business Ambassador Karren Brady and entrepreneur Theo Paphitis.
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