Business start-ups

1 in 5 sole traders close after one year

Businesses with ‘established’ traits more likely to keep trading.

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320,000 people have a ‘side hustle’

Part-time self-employment helps innovation, IPSE says.

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200,000 startups use dual-registration service

Collaborative service simplifies setup for new businesses.

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More workers aim to become self-employed

Almost 1 in 5 workers aim to be their own boss in 2018.

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Startup numbers fall after IR35 clampdown

Business formation drops by over 23,000 in 2017.

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4 in 5 entrepreneurs are optimistic about 2018

Entrepreneurs are confident in the face of challenges.

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Investors reveal business deal breakers

Many SMEs are misunderstanding what investors are looking for.

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Most SME owners believe business is booming

85% of business owners had viewed their start-up as a success.

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