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


Failure is part of the creative destruction that drives forward a market economy. Yet, not all business failure is necessary and unavoidable. A lack of management or employee skills, poor financial management and operational mismanagement can all lead to avoidable failures. 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.


Stay-Up of the Year Award

We are looking for the world's best business Stay-Ups.  Did your start-up go through a period of decline, which you managed to turn around through an intervention? Whether that involved cutting costs, making sales, investing in training, or any other strategy, we want to hear from you.

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Association of Business Executives

As the pioneer in global business education, 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.


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.