The beginning of 2013 has seen some positive economic results in Folkestone, with company formation rising and a rise in net company growth.
New research from Duport.co.uk reveals that net company growth in Kingston Upon Thames dipped during the first three months of the year.
The latest Duport Business Confidence Report for Dudley shows there was a decline in company formation in the area last year. However, the report also shows there was a reduction in company closures during the same period, suggesting trading conditions may actually be improving in the town.
One in four of us dream of starting our own business, according to a new survey by business software provider, Sage.
Entrepreneurial spirit appears to be strongest in the north east, with 11% of people in this region considering starting a business, compared to 9% in London. The lowest numbers of would-be company owners were recorded in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north west.
The most popular reason for wanting to form a company was in order to do something you are passionate about, with 38% of the 3000 participants stating this as their motivation.
The results of the study are significant to the British economy, according to managing director for Sage’s small business division, Lee Perkins:
“The UK business landscape is changing. The home for entrepreneurism, which has for so long been associated with London and the south east is moving north, and this will have a significant impact on regional economies.”
With so many of us aspiring to start a company, it looks like exciting times for the business world – the next Richard Branson could be just around the corner.