The statistics show that more British start-ups are shunning external finance and doing things their own way. But does a commitment to ‘bootstrapping’ always make for success?
New government figures reveal that people operating as sole traders or in partnership now account for three-quarters of UK’s private businesses
Three fifths of science, technology, engineering and maths employers struggling in the face of serious skills gap
A watercooler moment with Paul Aitken, founder and chief executive of personal asset lender borro
Technology is a ubiquitous part of our lives. Perhaps then it shouldn’t be too big a surprise that tech skills are becoming a vital part of launching any start-up
Almost a third of UK workers don’t feel fulfilled in their jobs
Almost a million people have started a business or committed to obtaining their dream job since their 60th birthday
There has been one positive outcome of the shortfall of bank lending to SMEs: it has paved the way for crowdfunding to flourish