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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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Growth Vouchers programme: a guide to choosing and managing a consultant

Guide for small businesses using the government's Growth Vouchers business support scheme covering how to work effectively with a consultant or advisor.

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.

Growth vouchers programme: trial protocol (full)

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A guide describes the administration of the government's Growth Vouchers scheme to support small business, and the manner in which it will be used as a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of different forms of business support.

Statistical release: English Business Survey - November 2013

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In England, businesses registered the highest balance estimates for both output and employment performance since the survey began.

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