Category Archives: Research and Planning

Finding Funding for Innovative Startup Businesses


A common issue for many first time entrepreneurs is knowing what sources of funding are available and how to go about getting them. For businesses with high startup costs, or where product development is needed, lack of appropriate funding often means businesses don’t get started at all. Once possible funding sources have been identified it […]

The Digital Skills Gap For Startup Businesses


A number of reports published in the last year looking at digital skills in small businesses, and in the general workforce, but very little work has been done on early stage startups. The Company Warehouse have been looking at newly registered businesses and how their digital skills compare with established small businesses. Our new study […]

Micro-Businesses Show Biggest Productivity Growth


The latest productivity figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the greatest increases in productivity since 2008 have been among micro-businesses. The ONS define micro-businesses as ones with between 1 and 9 employees. These businesses account for 19.83% of all UK business but if you also include businesses with no employees that […]

2016 Company Formation Trend Predictions – Part 2


In the first part of our 2016 company formation predictions we discussed how tax changes may lead to a decrease in the number of contract and agency workers forming limited companies. Another tax change is responsible for our second prediction for company formations in 2016. A series of changes announced over the last year mean […]

Freelancers and Self Employed Driving Growth in New Businesses


The Business Population Estimates for 2014 have just been released by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). As there is no central register for businesses in the UK they put together a report every year to try and estimate how many businesses there are in the […]