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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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Support for green goods businesses

The green economy is now estimated to be worth at least £128 billion in the UK, eight per cent of GDP.

Manufacturing Advisory Service National Barometer quarterly report: April-June 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.

Manufacturing Advisory Service National Barometer quarterly report: July-September 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.

Manufacturing Advisory Service National Barometer quarterly report: October-December 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.

A holistic social constructionist perspective to enterprise education

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Drawing on the Gestalt approach the purpose of this paper is to propose a holistic framework for enterprise education (EE) research based on Social Constructionism, illustrating how the latter supports research into experiential learning in EE in seven UK Higher Education (HE) pharmacy schools.

Developing qualitative research streams relating to illegal rural enterprise: reflections on researching qualitatively at the margins of entrepreneurship research

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The purpose of this reflective paper is to discuss and reflect and in the process celebrate the development of a qualitative research stream which continues to interrogate the unusual topic of illegal rural enterprise.

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