March 2014 A new report from the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) sheds more light on ‘discouraged borrowers’ – a previously under-explored group of SMEs who choose not to seek bank finance because they believe they will be unsuccessful. The report, ‘Back to Borrowing? Perspectives on the ‘Arc of Discouragement’, identifies a group of around 173,000… Read more
Professor Sara Carter has been invited to sit on a panel at a Conference at HM Treasury on 7 May 2014 which will explore what more the Government could do to increase the number of female entrepreneurs.
This workshop, organised by Centre, took place at Aston University on 29 April 2014. A group of practitioners involved with the preparation, administration or use of the Business Structure Database (BSD) assembled to discuss problems encountered in their work and to deepen understanding of the process underlying the compilation of the BSD.