Updated October 9 at 5:09pm

Money, money, money

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

Money, money, money


In the past few years, how has your company’s revenue changed?

• It’s increased – 61.3%

• It’s decreased – 19.4%

• It’s about the same – 19.4%

When it comes to budgeting expenses, how would you describe your company’s attitude?

• Cautious – 64.5%

• Sensible – 32.3%

• Lavish – 3.2%

Do most employees know the state of company finances?

• Yes, they’re aware – 74.2%

• No, that’s not discussed openly – 19.4%

• Unsure – 6.5%

If your company’s revenue suddenly increased by 5 percent, what would you prefer to do with the extra cash?

• Amp up marketing efforts – 43.3%

• Hire additional staff – 30%

• Upgrade office technology – 16.7%

• Raises for all – 10%


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