South Wales Chamber of Commerce: Welsh firms' profits optimism
8 April 2014 Last updated at 19:51 BST
After seven years of economic uncertainty businesses in Wales say they are more confident about the future.
In a survey by the South Wales Chamber of Commerce of 660 small and medium-sized businesses across the country, 61% say they expect their profits to increase in the next year.
But the survey also found more than half had problems recruiting, especially in computer technology and engineering.
Business correspondent Brian Meechan reports.