Understanding micro-businesses in Northern Ireland

Stephen Roper

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This report provides a profile of micro-businesses (that is one to nine employees) in Northern Ireland, in comparison to UK regional, Irish and US benchmarks. The report provides the first evidence on levels of business ambition, resilience and digital adoption for this group of firms. The Micro-Business Britain Survey covered 6,200 firms in the UK (495 in Northern Ireland), 1,500 companies in Ireland and 2,000 in the US.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyNorthern Ireland Department for the Economy
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Micro-businesses
  • innovation
  • Northern Ireland


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