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Some facts about micro-business and enterprise support

November 27th, 2015 | 10 comments Source: EnterQuest

The publication of the latest annual figures in the Business Population Survey has reminded us of an article we published in EnterQuest a few years ago which looked into the make-up and characteristics of the UK’s small and micro-business sector….

Why we need more enterprise, not more entrepreneurs and gurus

September 25th, 2015 | 4 comments Source: EnterQuest

Over the last few years in the UK, there has been a bewildering obsession and overuse of the term ‘entrepreneur’, which has been universally attached to anyone who is self-employed or running their own business…

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…

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