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Students vying for top entrepreneur award

Three teams of University of St Andrews students have reached the final of the National Business Plan Competition with inventions including a vending machine supplier that provides healthy drinks and snacks for gym users.

E-comm facility showcased to UK education sector

A pioneering e-commerce facility allowing students and other customers of the University of St Andrews to pay for goods or services on-line is being showcased to educational institutions from throughout the UK today (Friday 28 March 2003).

Long live the small firm

Factors which affect the survival or demise of small firms have been revealed by a University of St Andrews economist. Professor Gavin Reid, together with Bernadette Power, Lecturer in Economics at University College, Cork, have been examining how some small firms can survive as long as 25 years and others collapse within months of launching.