AN INVESTIGATION INTO SMALL BUSINESS FAILURE AND MEASURES THAT COULD BE ADOPTED TO IMPROVE THE SUCCESS RATE: A CASE STUDY OF AUTOSHOP X, BRIGHTON

Student, A. (2015) AN INVESTIGATION INTO SMALL BUSINESS FAILURE AND MEASURES THAT COULD BE ADOPTED TO IMPROVE THE SUCCESS RATE: A CASE STUDY OF AUTOSHOP X, BRIGHTON. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

The focus of this research is on the area of small business failure. Small businesses account
for 96% of all businesses in the UK (Ward and Rhodes (2014). This research focuses on the
reasons why they fail and will look at ways to improve the success rate. This research met
these aims through a study of relevant literature and primary data collection through an
interview, with the aim of understanding how a small business is run. The research was
carried through a case study with Autoshop X using a semi structured interview with the
business owner. The research produced a number of key findings: start-ups fail because of
lack of awareness of support available to them and there is need for management training
to improve business skills. The main conclusion drawn from this research was that small
businesses need to be supported more at start up and that owner managers should hire
professionals where they lack in skill.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accounting Finance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Departments > Business School
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Steve Bowman
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2015 11:07
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 13:25
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1447

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