Work-life balance ‘more important’ – aspiring entrepreneurs

Improving work-life balance and being in charge are more important motivations than earning more, claim aspiring entrepreneurs in a new survey.

Improving work-life balance and being in charge are more important motivations than earning more, claim aspiring entrepreneurs in a new survey.
The poll carried out for the British and International Franchise Exhibition, due to take place later this week, found the proportion of people thinking about starting their own business is on the increase.
The research found that, among those who have thought about running their own business, nearly half (44%) stated that the desire to achieve an improved work-life balance was the major factor in their thinking.
A similar proportion (42%) was driven by the wish to be in charge and just 14% wanted to be self-employed to increase their earnings potential.
Also, 97% of respondents stated they had considered becoming their own boss in the past five years – up from 93% at this time last year.
Furthermore, 83% of those surveyed have considered investing in a franchise as a route to working for themselves.
Adrian Goodsell, franchise exhibitions manager at Venture Marketing Group, organisers of The British & International Franchise Exhibition, said: “It seems the recent economic downturn has prompted many workers to consider taking their career into their own hands and starting their own business.
‘’There are many different routes and reasons to become your own boss, and it’s interesting that money is so low in their list of priorities.”
The British and International Franchise Exhibition is to be held at Olympia, London, on Friday 18 March and Saturday 19 March.
For further details about The British & International Franchise Exhibition, visit www.franchiseinfo.co.uk.
To register for The British & International Franchise Exhibition, call +44 (0)844 257 8668 or visit www.franchiseinfo.co.uk. Callers can purchase tickets by credit card for £8 each or £7 each for two or more. Admission on the door is £13.

 

 





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