FSB Policy Conference

Professor Stephen Roper has been invited to talk to the Northern Ireland FSB Policy Conference at the Mac Centre, Belfast on the 16th September.
His topic is ‘The Small Business Administration:Something to Copy’ and reviews the evidence on the value of the SBA and the implications if a similar policy framework is introduced in the UK.

ERC Press coverage 2014

realbusiness   27/07/2014 Startup survival rates are best outside of big cities Huffington Post 10/06/2014 Coalition Overlooking ‘Worrying’ Rise Of Self-Employed Brits, Says Vicky Pryce The Telegraph Online  11/06/2014 Start-ups’ survival rate lowest in Liverpool Huffington Post 11/06/2014 Ukip’s ‘Ridiculous Nonsense’ About Migrants Slammed by Lord Bilimoria Business Reporter   11.06.2014 47 per cent of Liverpool start-ups… Read more

Research shows strong growth orientation of mid-market firms in the UK

A new research report The UK Mid Market: Pivoting to Growth’ (2014) by Professor Stephen Roper with GE Capital emphasises the strong growth orientation of UK mid-market firms and their optimism for growth over the next year. UK mid-market firms anticipate output growth of 6 per cent over the next year with exports growing 8 per cent.

State of Small Business Britain Conference

On June 10th the Centre hosted its inaugural ‘State of Small Business Britain’ Conference at the ACC Liverpool as part of the International Festival for Business 2014.

THE BIG CITIES GROWTH DILEMMA

NEW DATA FROM ENTERPRISE RESEARCH CENTRE AND GROWTHACCELERATOR REVEALS START-UP SURVIVAL RATES ARE LOWEST IN BRITAIN’S BIG CITIES BUT CITY START-UPS THAT DO SURVIVE, GROW STRONGEST JUNE 10, 2014 – LONDON The Enterprise Research Centre (ERC), Britain’s foremost SME growth and entrepreneurship research centre, in partnership with GrowthAccelerator, has undertaken unique analysis of all 39 Local… Read more