Fear of failure inhibiting start-ups

There are more people either starting or looking to start a new business than at any time in the last 10 years, but fear of failure is putting off many from putting plans into action, new research has shown. Statistics from the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), which surveys 10,000 people in the UK, indicated that more than one in five of working age population are either expecting to start a new business inside the next three years, were actively looking to start a business, or were already running their own business. This eclipses any other figure recorded by the yearly monitor since it begin in 1999. But whilst more start-ups are planned, many may not actually be put into place. 41.4% suggested that the fear of failure would stop them from starting their own business, up from 36% in 2010. Professor Jonathon Levie from Strathclyde Business School, who assisted the study, said: “While this reduction (in those willing to put start-up plans into place) is understandable in the current economic climate it raises the danger of under-funded and possibly short-lived start-ups.”

Business Finance for Start-Ups

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