The UK Sees Number of Startups Drop for First Time Since 2008

The UK saw 5.5 percent fewer startups begin in the last year; startups have found getting funding to be increasingly hard and only 53 percent survive their first three years; most business owners are starting companies on the side and tend to have a full time job as well; the government has tried to help with programs like Start Up Loans which lends money to emerging companies; startup owners not only find business to be hard but end up debt in many cases as they can never really get sales off the ground. Source.

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