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Business booming with new start-ups

posted 15 May 2012, 06:55 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 15 May 2012, 06:59 ]

The number of new businesses being set up in Edinburgh has reached the highest level for more than four years, figures have revealed.

More firms were set up in March than in any month since 2008, as 284 launched with the help of the Business Gateway service.

On average, 100 businesses launched each month and although March is typically one of the busiest times for new firms, there was a 55 per cent increase on last year, while the figure was just 140 in 2009.