Research

From inmates to entrepreneurs: how prison entrepreneurship can break the cycle of reoffending

From inmates to entrepreneurs: how prison entrepreneurship can break the cycle of reoffending

17th May 2016
How to end the unvirtuous cycle? In the UK and elsewhere, identifying how to successfully reintegrate ex-prisoners and prevent them from re-offending is a major challenge. The prison system in England and Wales performs poorly in this regard, with 45%

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Beyond the first business: the myths, risks and rewards of being a serial entrepreneur

Beyond the first business: the myths, risks and rewards of being a serial entrepreneur

2nd March 2016
Coutts and the Centre for Entrepreneurs have partnered to explore the dynamics of serial entrepreneurship in the UK, and to provide a guide for aspiring entrepreneurs interested in starting their second, third, fourth or even tenth venture. In doing so,

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From ebb to flow: how entrepreneurs can turn the tide for seaside towns

From ebb to flow: how entrepreneurs can turn the tide for seaside towns

28th September 2015
Seaside resort towns feature some of our most magnificent and memorable landscapes and hold a special place in many people’s hearts. They also face a unique set of challenges. Though there may be much diversity between them, they often share

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Shattering stereotypes: women in entrepreneurship

Shattering stereotypes: women in entrepreneurship

20th April 2015
Entrepreneurship is riddled with stereotypes. This is particularly true of female entrepreneurs. For instance, women starting businesses often attract specialised labels or epithets such as “mumpreneurs”, “fempreneurs” and even “lipstick entrepreneurs”. The mere existence and continued use of feminised descriptions

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Nation of angels: the unsung heroes of Britain’s economy

Nation of angels: the unsung heroes of Britain’s economy

28th February 2015
Britain is becoming a nation of angels. As business formation rates continue to hit new records, more and more individuals are choosing to invest in Britain's engines of growth: entrepreneurs. Anecdotally, the impact of recent market developments and government policies

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Spend small: the local authority spend index

Spend small: the local authority spend index

2nd October 2014
One of the best ways that government can support small businesses is buying from them. With significant attention focused on increasing SME spend in central government, the Centre for Entrepreneurs and Spend Network have partnered to explore the other side

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The entrepreneurs’ manifesto

The entrepreneurs’ manifesto

5th September 2014
Despite their reforming zeal, the heroes of this Parliamentary term have not been government ministers, or the opposition. Nor has it been big business or the financiers that support them. The real heroes have been the entrepreneurs: taking risks, starting

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Migrant entrepreneurs: building our businesses, creating our jobs

Migrant entrepreneurs: building our businesses, creating our jobs

4th March 2014
Migrant entrepreneurs can have a profound effect on their communities; they create jobs for local workers and growth for the wider economy. Yet, with media narratives reinforcing the popular notion that immigrants come to the UK to take our jobs

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Entrepreneurs in the media

Entrepreneurs in the media

10th October 2013
The public perception of entrepreneurship can have a strong influence on people's desire to become entrepreneurs. In countries where entrepreneurship is held in high regard, the overall rates of entrepreneurship are correspondingly high. The media have an important role to

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