Pints and Perms Still Attract Most New Business Start-Ups

December 04, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
UK Business Start-Ups Index from selectbase shows that pubs and hairdressers continued to the two most popular types of new business started in October 2007, for the fourth month running. Pulling pints and cutting hair continued to be the most popular new businesses started in October 2007.

According to the latest figures from the UK Business Start-Ups Index, Pubs and Hairdressers were the two most popular types of new business started in the UK in October once again.

They have retained their place at the top of the league table, having been the two most prolific types of business to start up in the three months prior to October.

They were closely followed by other firm favourites amongst new businesses, including Beauty Salons, Plumbers, Builders and Driving Schools.

The UK Business Start-Ups Index is produced on a monthly basis by small business firm, using data from its Startupsplus marketing service which tracks and identifies new and moving businesses across the UK.

Steve Sellwood of Selectabase made comment on the continuing attraction of running a pub:

“Many predicted the recent smoking ban would damage the pub trade, but it certainly doesn’t seem to have put off those looking to start their own business.”


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