The top ten micro sectors by SME growth include: office admin and business support human health services, and motion picture, video, TV, sound recording and music publishing.
Some of the greatest risks to a small business in its early phases are not the lack of ideas, ambition or market knowledge, but the business basics.
The pig-iron chancellor has effectively told 3,000 business advisors: "Get your coat – you're fired" after his decision to wind down the Business Growth Service.
As another well-known entrepreneur is given the task of boosting business creation in a certain way, more attention should be given to existing aspiration firms.
Ecommerce business Amazon is launching one of its Amazon Web Services Pop-Up Lofts in London on 10 September, providing guidance on how entrepreneurs, engineers and developers can build on the platform and boost operations.
The Accelerator Network, a high-growth startup support service, has officially opened for business with a target of delivering guidance to 1,000 UK entrepreneurs each year alongside NatWest, Crowdcube, Dell, Virgin and Visa.
In an effort to back businesses which are growing through exports, chancellor George Osborne has given UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) more money to back those firms engaging with China.
With the support Barry James has had in the past often killing the business-line, product or project it was intended to help, he argues that it's time to put entrepreneurs at the centre of whatever is done in the future.
Social enterprise MeWe360 and investment and advisory firm Creative England have launched an incubator programme to support black and ethnic minority entrepreneurs in the film, TV, gaming and digital media industries.
A Birmingham-based business hub has been opened by NatWest and Entrepreneurial Spark today (9 February), marking the first of eight accelerator offices to open across the UK.
The Forum for Private Business, Manchester Metropolitan University for Enterprise (MMU), and the Family Business Forum have recently debated the pressing challenges that family businesses face and how the government can better support the growth and long-term survival of family firms.
Instead of issuing vote-catching headlines, the prime minister should be helping the beleaguered British businesses by adjusting personal allowances and scrapping National Insurance for lower income families.