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About 8 per cent of an employee’s time was spent on formal training. The bulk of employees acquired skills ‘on the job’ as well, and skill acquisition was perceived by eight out often owner-managers to be ‘very important’ for employees’ productivity. 27 an hour, or an annual salary of around £12,000. When skilled labour was scarce, in boom conditions, firms typically raised the wage rates they offered. In slump conditions, when skilled labour was plentiful, firms tended to raise the quality of workers hired.
In terms of the break-down of costs into components, the most important were wages (40 per cent) and raw materials (about 34 per cent), followed by rents (about 10 per cent). 4 Business and pricing strategy The main avowed aims of entrepreneurs were still, first, to achieve long-run profit, and second, to promote the growth of their small firms. Few specified that they mainly sought short-run profit or that they merely wanted to survive. Only one half of the firms now had a business plan, and this was now reviewed slightly less frequently than before, every 8 months.
This type of informationgathering was done frequently (about every 2 months), largely by word of mouth, but also through newspapers, trade associations and trade journals. Information technology (IT) was important with the phone, fax, personal computer and telephone answering machine being the typical ‘cluster’ of IT devices (cf. Smith, 1997a: Ch. g. keeping track of buyers and suppliers), with producing accounts, networking and producing forecasts and business plans also being important. g. BS 5750 or ISO 9000).