SOME things aren’t always what they seem.

When Sensis released its quarterly survey of Australia’s small and medium businesses (SMBs), there was a sharp dip on the graph for Queensland regional business confidence.

Sensis Business Index (SBI) survey for National Metropolitan versus Regional Confidence (net balance) Mar 2013 – Jun 2017Sensis

This dip was attributed by Sensis executive general manager, James Ciuffetelli to the survey being carried out in the wake of the destruction from Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

“Given the devastating impact of Cyclone Debbie it is not surprising that confidence has taken a hit, but Queensland businesses remain resilient and expectations are that sales and employment will pick up this quarter,” he said.

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