We call for a movement of mass self-organising among the self-employed, and set out a number of ideas to take grassroots initiatives from the margins to the mainstream.
If the government is serious about improving the productivity, resilience and long-term financial success of the self-employed, then it must be more willing to intervene to set problems right.
Micro businesses are often painted as inefficient, lightweight and an overall drain on our economy. But our research finds that many are in fact thriving, boosted by new technologies, changing consumer habits and a pro-busines ...
This new report examines how the living standards of the self-employed could be improved and touches upon issues such as earnings, savings, pensions, welfare and taxation.
Our report argues that the government should make it a priority to stimulate recruitment among sole traders, but that any new policy interventions will need to break from tradition and begin to draw upon insights from behaviou ...
We look at the emergence and impact of online craft marketplaces and consider what their growth might signal about the way business will change in the future.
Our report 'Salvation in a Start-up?' explores the factors behind the boom in self-employment and examines what life is really like for the growing numbers of people who now work for themselves.
This Manifesto for youth enterprise draws upon insights gathered through RBS Inspiring Enterprise to set out a number of practical actions for how we can develop economic growth, employment and entrepreneurship.
A new generation is placing their hopes for a better future in themselves rather than the establishment that delivered the Crash. These are the Venturists.
Despite the flurry of media commentary surrounding young enterprise, very little is actually known about how young people become entrepreneurs.