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A Nation of Wannabe Shopkeepers

By Paperstone on August 26, 2010 in Office Workers

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According to research by, half of British workers said they would leave their job and start their own business – were it not for prohibitive start-up costs and administrative demands. Sixty-four percent believed that running their own business would be more fulfilling than their present job. Online small businesses were the most attractive, with 34 percent saying they’d like to start up in this area, followed by service and consultancy at 28 percent.

Said Michael Norton, managing director of PayPoint: “Considering the tough economic climate of the past two years, it’s fantastic to see such a strong sense of entrepreneurialism in the UK. What is more sobering is the fact that many would-be entrepreneurs view online payments as an afterthought.”


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