UK gets start-up happy

 

I am positively gleeful.

 

I’ve just read some new research that found last year more people expected to start their own business in the future – or were actively trying to start one – than at any time in the last ten years.

 

We’re in recession, things are difficult – but we’ve a thriving start-up scene, according to the joint research by Aston Business School and the University of Strathclyde.

 

The report, called Global Entrepreneurship UK, found that in 2011, more than 20 per cent of the working age population in the UK either expected to start a business in the next three years, were actively trying to start a business, or were already running their own business.

 

That’s the highest level since the report began in 1999 – not bad eh?

 

As someone who decided to set up my own business a few years ago, I feel proud that I’m part of this flourshing new-business scene.

 

Let’s keep it up!

 

The details:

 

The proportion of working age adults actively trying to start a business (who were not already running another business) rose from 2.9 per cent to 4.1 per cent in 2011

 

A further 6.8 per cent expected to start a business in the next three years, up from 4.6 per cent in 2010.

 

Posted by the Secret Businessman