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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.
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.
Google’s setting up of a European venture capital fund is good news for the continent’s high-tech start-ups, now we just need to grow them into giants like Facebook, writes Director of ERC Professor Stephen Roper.