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As we move into 2015, it is evident that we are entering exciting times for start-ups all over the country

The reaction follows a report in online publication StartUps detailing a recent statement issued by the Prime Minister’s enterprise advisor, Lord Young, which signalled 2015 as the year that small businesses throughout the United Kingdom move into their ‘golden age’.

In an in-depth report entitled The Report on Small Firms 2010-2015 concerning the ‘ecosystem’ of the country’s current enterprise landscape, Young believes that the face of business has changed considerably in the last five years. Where in 2010 there were 760,000 registered small businesses, moving into 2015 the figure is estimated to be around five million, and with that the employment positions for a record 30.8 million.

There are a number of factors that have come into play in recent years to signal this marked increase. As the internet continues to expand in the opportunities that it presents, as well as be instrumental in the rise and subsequent adoption of new technologies en masse, Young believes accessibility is at an all-time high, stating “technology has lowered the barriers to entry for people from all ages and backgrounds to make a business idea happen.”

Attitudes have also changed, with services such as accounting and bookkeeping more available and affordable than ever, meaning entrepreneurship is now viewed with a renewed confidence, according to Young: “In the last five years, I have met countless number of inspiring entrepreneurs and small firms… all reporting that starting a business is the most exciting and challenging thing they have done”.

A spokesperson for Braant, market leaders in finance management, has released a statement following the report: “It is wonderful to see such an unequivocal vote of confidence for small businesses from the Prime Minister’s enterprise expert.

“As we move into 2015, it is evident that we are entering exciting times for start-ups all over the country, and here at Braant this is something we are certainly extremely supportive of. We ensure that we keep abreast of changes and developments within the business world, and as a result we are perfectly placed to provide flexible and personalised services to small businesses of any kind.”

Braant are a top ten rated and award winning firm of certified accountants and bookkeepers. Providing scalable bookkeeping and accountancy packages across London, Braant provide both day-to-day bookkeeping for SMEs and finance solutions that manage the entire finance function of large businesses.

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