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Monday, 30 November 2009

Easier to start your own business?

At the recent finals of the Wiltshire New Business of the Year Competition, the entrant who impressed me most (but did not win) was a nineteen year old from a local town who was fed up with being unemployed. She decided to set up her own dress shop because she saw there was no other shop in the town selling the kind of clothes she wanted to wear.

As I reflect on the support I give to those who are looking at making choices in their career, I find myself wondering whether it is easier at the moment to start a new business than to find employment. It's certainly one way for new graduates to delay paying off their student loan.

During a recession is not necessarily a bad time to start a business. It takes time to get everything in place, by which time potential customers may be feeling more confident.

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