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Cobweb publishes occasional opinion articles and papers which review, question and challenge different topics relating to business start up and micro-enterprise, business support policy and entrepreneurship best practice.

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Why we need more enterprise, not more entrepreneurs and gurus

September 25th, 2015 / 5 comments

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…

Can entrepreneurship be taught in the classroom?

May 29th, 2015 / 10 comments

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…

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How to be a successful small business failure

April 4th, 2013 / 10 comments

The role that the small and micro-business sector plays and contributes to the health of the economy in the UK should never be understated. In 2012, over 4.5 million small/micro-business proprietors accounted for 47% of private sector employment and 35% of total private sector turnover…

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There is no such thing as an entrepreneur

January 18th, 2013 / 3 comments

This week, we are revisiting one of those perennial discussion topics that is of natural interest to enterprise support practitioners and professionals, and of obsessive fascination to the wider business media, ministers and ‘experts’. The topic is – what exactly is an entrepreneur?…

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Business advice you will be wise to ignore

August 12th, 2010 / 6 comments

Once you start your own business, there are plenty of people who are willing to give you the benefit of […]