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Does entrepreneurial expertise exist?

In our last post we talked about the role of ambition in business growth and how it might form one aspect of an individual’s ‘growth mindset’. Continuing with this theme, we will be exploring another possible aspect: the idea of … Continue reading

April 16, 2014
Centre for Enterprise, MMU

GrowthAccelerator’s inaugural awards are now open for entries

GrowthAccelerator presents… The Brave & The Bold, is an evening of awards to celebrate the successes of our clients. Held at London’s magnificent One Mayfair on Thursday 5 June, the event will bring together leaders of England’s high growth businesses, key stakeholders … Continue reading

April 15, 2014
Sarah Godden

Recruitment sector spotlight INFOGRAPHIC

The UK recruitment sector achieved its third consecutive year of growth in 2013, with a total sector turnover of £26.5bn. For 2014 the Recruitment & Employment Confederation have forecast accelerating growth for the sector, with the first quarter growing at … Continue reading

April 11, 2014
Emma Heath

Growth intention and the role of ambition in entrepreneurship

It is rare to find much consensus amongst academic researchers, but when it comes to the study of entrepreneurship, the role of ambition is widely recognised. Many research studies have shown that one of the main reasons for starting a firm is wanting … Continue reading

April 10, 2014
Centre for Enterprise, MMU

Entrepreneurial cognition & the use of heuristics

The field of study known as entrepreneurial cognition borrows theory and language from the field of cognitive psychology to understand how entrepreneurs think, and is central to our research. In general, the aim of cognition research is to understand what … Continue reading

April 4, 2014
Centre for Enterprise, MMU

Retail sector spotlight INFOGRAPHIC

The retail sector is one of the most important parts of the UK economy, consistently contributing five per cent to GDP each year. Whilst all retailers are important, as Kate Davies, Head of Retail at the Office for National Statistics … Continue reading

April 2, 2014
Emma Heath

Why are MMU researchers exploring the growth mindset of entrepreneurs?

Since the economic downturn in 2008, business growth has remained high on the political agenda, with job creation among small to medium enterprises (SMEs) expected to help drive economic recovery. And it is because of this that researchers within the … Continue reading

March 28, 2014
Centre for Enterprise, MMU

Making an apprenticeship part of your high growth plans

As many of you will probably be aware National Apprenticeship Week took place across Britain last week. Now in its seventh year, the week is focused on apprenticeships and aims to raise the profile amongst employers, individuals, teachers, parents and the media. … Continue reading

March 12, 2014
Emma Heath

The trend of ‘Reshoring’ in UK manufacturing

For many years the low costs associated with manufacturing in the Far East and Eastern Europe have tempted many British manufacturers to move their processes abroad, something that is known as ‘offshoring’. However we are now seeing a trend known … Continue reading

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January 31, 2014
Emma Heath

How SMEs can grow their business in 2014

The economic recovery the UK experienced last year is continuing to build momentum, with some economists predicting GDP growth of 3 per cent this year. This is having a positive impact on the SME business leader, with our latest GrowthAccelerator … Continue reading

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January 17, 2014
Edward Brewer

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