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A mini-review of self-employment in the UK

August 11th, 2015 | 1 comment Source: EnterQuest

Last month the Government announced that it was appointing business owner Julie Deane to carry out a review of self-employment in the UK. The review will apparently look into why people opt for self-employment and the type of work they do, and consider the challenges and issues they face…

A guide to guaranteed business failure

June 30th, 2015 | 5 comments Source: EnterQuest

Every year, several hundred thousand people start up in business, and some of them perform well enough to survive and continue trading successfully beyond those tricky first couple of years…

Can entrepreneurship be taught in the classroom?

May 29th, 2015 | 10 comments Source: EnterQuest

One particular debate which has become a perennial cause of divided opinion among enterprise professionals relates to whether entrepreneurship can or cannot be taught in a classroom setting. In the light of these differences in opinion the answer to the question is clearly yes, no, and maybe…

A business support wish list for the next five years

April 10th, 2015 | 3 comments Source: EnterQuest

It is often said that five days is a long time in politics, but five years of the Coalition’s economic policy measures has been the equivalent of an ice age for business support practitioners in more ways than one. It is unclear if there will be more of the same approach to support policy after the election or if a change in government will bring about a reversion to measures which have failed in the past…

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