Project Events

The study has recently completed a significant stage in the information collection. A newsletter provides an overview of the developments. Read below>>

The next stage is to analyse the information on specific services in order to provide an account of current support service provision for would-be entrepreneurs and newly established businesses, along with a set of best practice examples.
    The study has recently completed a significant stage in the information collection. A newsletter provides an overview of the developments. Read below>>

    The next stage is to analyse the information on specific services in order to provide an account of current support service provision for would-be entrepreneurs and newly established businesses, along with a set of best practice examples.

      Support Services for Would-be Entrepreneurs and Newly Established Businesses

      Recent Developments
      The study has recently completed a critical stage. Initially, it collected information on 300 support services across the 42 countries that were covered by the study. This provided a good overview of the support for would-be entrepreneurs and newly established businesses across a wide range of situations. Further analysis was then undertaken on just over half of the services identified, both to assemble information on how they work and how effective they are and to provide the basis for a characterisation of the nature of support services across the countries covered.

      The analysis has distinguished between 10 types or 'dimensions' of support for early stage enterprises. The relationships between them are illustrated below:

      Further work is now being undertaken to provide a robust account of current support services, taking into account a number of significant developments in recent years. This account will be illustrated with concise information on a series of best practice cases. Benchmarking tools will also be provided so that support professionals and those responsible for support policy will be able to compare their own support services with others that perform well against a range of criteria.

      The study will continue until May 2019. Interest in being informed about further developments can be registered below.