Coming Soon: Generation Entrepreneur
Britain could be set for a surge in entrepreneurs according to a new survey, with over two-thirds of students focused on starting their own business.
Conducted by StartUp Britain, the survey of colleges and universities revealed that 63% of students had a strong interest in becoming their own boss in the future, with a desire for greater freedom being the main driving force behind this ambition.
Another key finding was that 20% of tomorrowΓÇÖs leaders believed that being their own boss would bring greater earning potential when compared to working for someone else.
Despite the well publicised difficulties being faced by graduates, only 4% of those polled considered a fear of unemployment to be the reason behind them considering the entrepreneurial option.
- 63% wanted to start a business
- 25% wanted to target the technology industry
- 83.9% would consider seeking a start-up loan
In addition to exploring the outlook of budding entrepreneurs, the survey also looked at what items were considered key in making this happen ΓÇô with a laptop (70%) and mobile phone (13%) leading the way.
Commenting on the findings StartUp Britain co-founder Emma Jones said:
ΓÇ£ItΓÇÖs no surprise to us that the younger generation are increasingly looking to entrepreneurship as a career path. Their innate understanding of technology and the fresh opportunity that exists out there right now means they are perfectly placed to start-up a business and work for themselves, more often than not, from home.
Sarah Shields of Dell Consumer and Small Business, one of the campaignΓÇÖs founding sponsors said;
ΓÇ£It is refreshing to see so many of BritainΓÇÖs youth interested in starting their own company and it is important that we do everything we can to support them on this journey. These students will be the business leaders of tomorrow and play an important role in the future of the global economyΓÇ¥