The chief executive officers of small, high-tech firms expect more rapid growth in the next 12 months than officers of small businesses in other industries, according to a recent survey.

The CEOs of high-tech firms expect a 36% increase in annual revenue on average, according to a survey of rapidly expanding small businesses by Coopers & Lybrand.

In comparison, the CEOs of firms that are not in high-tech fields predicted, on average, a 22% revenue increase.

To support their growth, two-thirds of the chief executives of high-tech firms plan major capital investments in the next 12 months, the survey found.

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