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A quarter of Brits want to start their own business

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Nearly a quarter of Brits are itching to start up their own business, highlighting the prevalence of entrepreneurial Britain.

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Nearly a quarter of Brits are itching to start up their own business, highlighting the prevalence of entrepreneurial Britain. According to figures from software and services provider Sage, cities such as Newcastle, Sunderland, Sheffield and Leeds are becoming entrepreneurial capitals of the country, telegraph.co.uk reports. Of the 23 per cent who want to start a business, seven per cent will be doing so in the next two years, with the above cities - as well as the rest of the North East - having the highest percentage of wannabe entrepreneurs (11 per cent), cites freshbusinessthinking.com. The drive to do something they are passionate about full time (38 per cent) could inspire entrepreneurs to think about garden office planning, which would allow them to work in the comfort of their own home. Lee Perkins, managing director for Sage's Small Business Division, commented on the survey: "The UK business landscape is changing. The home for entrepreneurism, which has for so long been associated with London and the South East is moving North, and this will have a significant impact on regional economies. "The rollout of technology infrastructure, such as superfast broadband, alongside access to guidance and advice will be instrumental to any region becoming a hub for start-ups and in order for entrepreneurs to fulfil their potential," she added.

Author:

Ashley Curtis

3rd August 2012