Home Truths: The True Value of Home-Based Businesses

Mason, C. and Reuschke, D. (2015) Home Truths: The True Value of Home-Based Businesses. Project Report. Federation of Small Businesses in Scotland, Glasgow.

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It is well known that small businesses, sole traders and the self-employed form the backbone of the economy. What is less appreciated is that more than half of these businesses operate in, or from, the home. The Scottish Government estimates that 56% of businesses in Scotland are home-based. This report provides the first ever profile of home-based businesses in Scotland; revealing that home-based businesses account for 17% of all private sector employment and almost 10% of private sector turnover in Scotland. The report is based on a survey of the Scottish membership of the Federation of Small Businesses.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mason, Professor Colin
Authors: Mason, C., and Reuschke, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Publisher:Federation of Small Businesses in Scotland
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