United Kingdom

Microbusiness Density
Low High

~9 microbusiness per 1000 people throughout the country

~9 microbusiness per 1000 people throughout the country

Venture Forward is an international research initiative by GoDaddy that quantifies the growth and economic impact of more than 20 million microbusinesses – those with an active website and the majority with fewer than 10 employees – including over 610,000 in the United Kingdom.


It also provides a unique view into the attitudes, demographics and needs of the entrepreneurs who run them. 

Entrepreneurs running their first business
New Jobs Created Per Microbusiness
Started with less than £5k
Source: GoDaddy Venture Forward UK National Survey.
August 2023 (N=2,651)
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Venture Forward is a research initiative that quantifies the impact 20+ million online microbusinesses have on their local economies, and provides a unique view into the attitudes, demographics and needs of entrepreneurs.