Business Stay-Up is a research-led campaign to raise awareness of the pressures and challenges business owners face as they seek to survive and scale, and understand what can be done to increase the probability of success

Business failure and resulting creative destruction drives forward a market economy. However, not all business failure is necessary and unavoidable. For example, a lack of management or employee skills, poor financial management and operational mismanagement can destroy what would be an otherwise successful business. More can and should be done to raise the probability of firm survival – or Business Stay-up. Future entrepreneurship policy must identify and stimulate factors that help firms survive and thrive.




As the pioneer in global business education, the Association of Business Executives (ABE) was founded more than 40 years ago with a clear social purpose to improve business education for aspiring entrepreneurs in developing countries, many of which are now high-growth economies. That pioneering spirit remains as we seize new challenges to engage millennials with flexible and relevant learning content and credentials.

Today, ABE works all over the world and 1.5 million people have mastered essential modern business concepts and gained the skills and confidence to apply them through ABE’s active-learning courses. ABE continues to play a vital role in helping to diversify and grow economies, reducing inequality within and among countries, and is at the forefront of the entrepreneurial skills agenda.

In Partnership with

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The Entrepreneurs Network is a think tank for the ambitious owners of Britain’s fastest growing businesses and aspirational entrepreneurs.

The Centre for Education Economics (CfEE) is an independent think tank working to improve policy and practice in education through impartial economic research.