Business start-ups

4 in 5 entrepreneurs are optimistic about 2018

Entrepreneurs are confident in the face of challenges.

Investors reveal business deal breakers

Many SMEs are misunderstanding what investors are looking for.

More firms miss their staging dates

Applications made after the deadline rises 7% on Q2 2017.

Most SME owners believe business is booming

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

Turning to pension savings to fund start-ups

Older entrepreneurs consider accessing pension pots to fund a business.

Self-employed value sick pay over other benefits

Self-employed people would prefer to receive sick pay over any other statutory benefit.

Start-ups receive auto-enrolment reminder

Anyone starting a business or hiring new staff from October 2017 will have instant auto-enrolment duties to fulfil.

Business start-up numbers fall

The number of new business start-ups has fallen in the last 5 years.

Start-up loans reach £250 million

Are you an entrepreneur? Start-up loans made available for young businesses have reached £250 million.

Capital gains tax changes could encourage business investment

Looking to make an investment? Changes to capital gains tax and entrepreneurs' relief may boost investment for start-ups and fast-growing businesses.

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