Small firms are upbeat about their prospects and expect to hire more staff in the coming year.
That's according to the latest ANZ Business Micro Scope report.
The survey shows small firms are positive about the outlook, though business confidence remains fragile.
ANZ's managing director of business banking, Fred Ohlsson says the results are encouraging because small firms with between one and 20 staff are the lifeblood of the economy.
He says the survey will help keep an eye on how small firms are tracking.
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