This FACT indicates the confidence of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) owners in there potential future success within Australian metro areas in September 2017. This indicator is largely subjective, and is calculated by assessing the potential business and financial opportunities that these businesses experience, both in relation to their own businesses and the economy as a whole.
An SME is a company whose staff numbers fall below a certain limit. Low confidence of SME's can reflect a state's perceived lack of innovation or competitiveness within the market by people launching small enterprises. Interestingly, the city with the most confident SMEs is Canberra, with 67 percent of SMEs being confident in their furture prospects. The city with the least confident SMEs is Darwin, with 49 percent.