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Dragons' Den's Peter Jones: 'Teach school kids how to set up a business'

Dragons' Den's Peter Jones: 'Teach school kids how to set up a business' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Peter Jones from Dragons' Den says schools aren't doing enough to help young entrepreneurs.
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Businesses advised to ensure they understand GCSE changes

Businesses advised to ensure they understand GCSE changes | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

City Deal-funded projects, including major STEM schemes at the Harwell Innovation Hub, Culham Advanced Manufacturing Hub and the Begbroke Innovation Accelerator. ensured that OxLEP secured top position for research and development across all English local economic areas in 2017, according to the Enterprise Research Centre.

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One in five firms raising cash via crowdfunding sites have gone bust

One in five firms raising cash via crowdfunding sites have gone bust | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

One in five companies that raised money through online crowdfunding has ended up on the scrap-heap.

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Quoted in the article is Mark Hart, from the ESRC-funded Enterprise Research Centre

 

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'A great black book': how to exploit contacts for global success

'A great black book':  how to exploit contacts for global success | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
An eye for opportunity and an appetite for risk puts serial entrepreneurs at an advantage in new markets, what can their approach teach first-time founders?
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This article quotes Professor Mark Hart, Deputy Director of the ESRC-funded Enterprise Research Centre.

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London accounted for nearly a quarter of the 700,000 new jobs in 2014-15

London accounted for nearly a quarter of the 700,000 new jobs in 2014-15 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
UK firms created over 700,000 jobs in 2014-15 - with almost a quarter of them located in London.
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Article cites the ESRC funded Enterprise Research Centre 

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Innovative Swindon hailed by Enterprise Research Centre study

Innovative Swindon hailed by Enterprise Research Centre study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Swindon is near the top of a regional league table of areas with the highest proportion of firms developing new products and services, according to new figures.

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Ditch the term 'SME' and focus on scale-ups, not start-ups, government told

Ditch the term 'SME' and focus on scale-ups, not start-ups, government told | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The government should shift its focus from supporting startups and work on helping companies scale up into world beating businesses.

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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Enterprise Research Centre.

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Start-ups' survival rate lowest in Liverpool

Start-ups' survival rate lowest in Liverpool | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Liverpool has the lowest start-up survival rate in England, while the Black Country boasts the highest number of new £1m-revenue firms, according to a new study.

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Article cites research by the ESRC funded Enterprise Research Centre

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Will Micro Businesses Thrive After Brexit?

Will Micro Businesses Thrive After Brexit? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Will micro businesses survive after Brexit? Find out what leading small businesses think, and how your business can make the most of leaving the EU.
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UK could be an “exporting superpower”, says Liam Fox | ICAEW Economia

Stephen Roper, professor at Warwick Business School and director of the Enterprise Research Centre, warned that Brexit uncertainty makes the situation more difficult for many exporting SMEs.

“Around two-thirds of all exporting SMEs currently sell outside the EU, however, and many may see the development of a more global export footprint as an important mitigation strategy in the face of uncertainty about future European trade.”

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Professor Stephen Roper is Director of the ESRC-funded Enterprise Research Centre. 

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External financing - should SMEs take the leap?

External financing - should SMEs take the leap? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK’s rapidly expanding small business sector is something of a sleeping giant, with young companies in need of better access to finance to kick-start their growth.

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The Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) co-producers of the report Unlocking UK Productivity, mentioned in this article, receive funding from the ESRC.

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