• 1. Introduction
  • 1.1 Summary of main findings
  • 1.2 Background
  • 1.3 The Annual Small Business Survey
  • 1.4 Definitions used in report
  • 1.4 Structure of Report
  • 2. The Business Population
  • 2.1 Locations of English businesses
  • 2.2 Legal status
  • 2.3 Size of business
  • 2.4 Turnover
  • 2.5 Age of business
  • 2.6 Sectoral patterns
  • 3. Business Dynamics
  • 3.1 Growth
  • 3.2 Innovation
  • 3.3 Obstacles to success
  • 3.4 Government support
  • 4. ICT
  • 4.1 Uses of ICT
  • 4.2 Access to broadband
  • 5. Transport Issues
  • 5.1 Satisfaction with public transport
  • 5.2 Public transport and recruitment
  • 5.3 Transport issues as an obstacle to success
  • 6. The Environment
  • 6.1 Action taken
  • 6.2 Government help with environmental performance
  • 6.3 Social and environmental goals
  • 6.4 Promoting business as environmentally friendly
  • 7. Qualifications and skills
  • 7.1 Qualification of owner
  • 7.2 Skills shortages as an obstacle to success
  • 7.3 Satisfaction with marketing skills available
  • 7.4 Training of managers
  • 8. Family businesses and businesses with no employees
  • 8.1 Family businesses by sector
  • 8.2 Family businesses by size
  • 8.3 Reasons for having no employees
  • 9. Summary/Conclusions
  • 9.1 Differences between rural and urban businesses
  • 9.2 The effects of remoteness
  • 9.3 Dispersed areas and PSA4 districts
  • 9.4 Dynamic potential
  • Annex 1 Methodology
  • A1.1 Rural and Urban Definitions
  • A1.2 PSA4 Productivity Indicator Districts
  • A1.3 Adding rural and urban flags
  • A1.4 Data limitations and significance testing
  • Annex 2 Additional Tables