Research and analysis
Make business your business: supporting the start-up and development of small business
Report by Lord Young, Enterprise Advisor to the Prime Minister on the UK enterprise environment and support available to small businesses.
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Report by Lord Young, Enterprise Advisor to the Prime Minister. Reports on the enterprise environment in the UK and the range of support available to individuals starting or developing a business. Explains new initiatives including:
- start-up loans
- government spaces for business incubators
- the Home Business Guide
It gives examples of new approaches to entrepreneurship, where technological developments like social media have brought about new opportunities. It covers the rise of social entrepreneurship, ethical and environmentally friendly consumerism, and private sector help to small firms.
See also the Guide to Starting and Developing a New Business.
See also the second part of the report by Lord Young Growing Your Business: a report on growing micro businesses.