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Small Business and Entrepreneurship

This section brings together theory and practice on entrepreneurship and starting and running a small business. You may also be interested in our Business & Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC), which offers advice and support to people starting or running their own small business in the London area.

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Salvation in a start-up? The origins and nature of the self-employment boom

In 2014 there are 600,000 more microbusinesses than in 2008, and 15 per cent of the workforce count themselves as self-employed.

Salvation in a start-up? The origins and nature of the self-employment boom

In 2014 there are 600,000 more microbusinesses than in 2008, and 15 per cent of the workforce count themselves as self-employed.

Manufacturing Advisory Service National Barometer quarterly report: January-March 2014

The MAS National Barometer is a survey that provides a definitive snapshot of trends affecting English manufacturing SMEs, as well as an overview of economic conditions and issues faced by the sector.

Growth vouchers programme: terms and conditions

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A revised guide describes terms and conditions for the government's "Growth Vouchers" business support scheme, including who is elegible, what vouchers can be spent on, and other rules and reasonabilities.

Statistical release: English Business Survey - December 2013

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In England, positive balance scores in December 2013 were recorded for both output and employment.

December 2013 English Business Survey data tables

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A dataset is presented for the English Business Survey December 2013, covering level of activity, stocks or inventories, employee numbers, labour productivity, capital investment, capital productivity, wages and labour costs, and prices.

Flood support schemes

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A guide describes types of government financial aid available to businesses affected by the severe floods of the winter of 2013-4.

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