Tags: Data on entrepreneurship

Six hour work day

More hours at the office doesn’t necessarily mean higher productivity: an example from the Nordics

FACE Entrepreneurship

One of the greatest fears people face when deciding to start up is the fear of losing their personal freedom. Having a startup could mean working all your waking hours.  It’s normal, there will be a million things and details to take care of and at first there will be few of you in the office.  Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean that you have to live there.  We tell you why. 

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best countries for female entrepreneurs

10 best countries for female entrepreneurs

FACE Entrepreneurship

“The world will need 600 billion more jobs between now and 2025.  With startups creating between 70% and 90% of new jobs, entrepreneurs represent the answer to this challenge.  Accordingly, we should ensure that women entrepreneurs have the same opportunities to build a business than their male peers.”  This was declared in the first paragraph of the 2015 Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard, a document analyzing to what extent it is important for women to join the entrepreneurial world.  Among other headlines this study, developed by DELL, presents the 10 best countries for women entrepreneurs. Let’s find out which ones they are. 

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Paving the way for women entrepreneurs

Paving the way for women entrepreneurs, a pending task for developed countries

FACE Entrepreneurship

About a third of entrepreneurs are women.  That’s what the statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2015 study indicate.  There’s still a long way to go for this figure to be equal to that of male entrepreneurs, but it’s clear that there have been significant improvements in recent decades.  It should be noted that in industrialized societies women were only recently allowed to join the labor market.  But that shouldn’t obscure the important goal we should be setting for the current year, the goal that women finally become fully incorporated into the world of entrepreneurship. 

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Gem 2015

The fear of failure holds back 1/3 of possible entrepreneurs

FACE Entrepreneurship

Slowly but surely entrepreneurship is being seen as a perfectly valid option for professionals far from the stereotypes of long ago.  That's what the latest study published by the 'Global Entrepreneurship Monitor' – GEM 2015 – reports.  According to the study 68% of adults of working age “percieved a high status for entrepreneurs.”  This demonstrates a positive evolution from the GEM 2014 study since now also 61% of respondents considered that entrepreneurship recieves positive media attention.  This data is especially relevant as it has been drawn up based on thousands of surveys conducted in 62 countries around the world and wih very different economic structures.   Let's take a look at the most interesting numbers. 

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