things you should know about becoming an entrepreneur
- While the number of graduates is set to double by 2030, employment opportunities for degree level students are due decline by 50% in the same period.
- Fully 65% of students in the UK and USA are more interested in starting or being part of their own enterprise than embarking on a career path.
- More than half of students in recent surveys aim to launch their own enterprise within 5 years of leaving University.
- There is a misconception amoung students that they need real-world experience before trying to start their own enterprise.
- Students and staff require institutional involvement in their enterprise to enable them to scale; Institutions have a requirement to be involved in more growth enterprise.
value of choice
- Owning and running your own enterprise is an incredible way to gain experience, confidence and credentials regardless of whether you stay in business on graduating.
- Starting an enterprise increases the value of the founder's “brand” and gives them more options, in entrepreneurship or future career.
- The risks in starting an enterprise v’s embarking on a life-long vocational career are now comparable. With the very real onset of automation, now is a great time for self empowerment and charting your own course.
- It's satisfying and it's fun to grow your own enterprise. You make the rules, create your own hours, work from wherever you want and choose who you want to work with. You can follow interests you enjoy and start an enterprise that is related to that topic.
- You can make a difference.