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1 out of 4 Greeks Wants His Own Company

Greek-businessmenThe financial crisis has created new opportunities for Greeks who wish to open their own companies. According to a recent survey, 23.5% of respondents stated that they are planning to start their own business.
The survey, conducted by KAPA Research, found that most potential Greek entrepreneurs are young people below the age of 45, with high level education – undergraduate or master’s degree – who are currently working as private sector employees or people who used to work in the Greek private sector and are currently unemployed.
Aspiring entrepreneurs believe that political parties and unions are the most unreliable institutions and thus will not be able to help the country exit the crisis, as opposed to small and large companies, which they believe can play a significant role in Greece’s growth.
Regarding the areas in which they plan to operate, tourism and agricultural production are at the top of the list, closely followed by communications and the restaurant industry.
In more detail, aspiring entrepreneurs wish to be involved in the following sectors:
Culture/Tourism 17.1%
Agricultural sector, food production 13.2%
Communications, new technologies 9.8%
Catering and entertainment 9.5%
Construction 7.3%
Retail 7%
Health 6.4%
Education 3.9%
Industrial production-processing 3.6%
Renewable energy sources 3.6%
Financial sector 3.1%
Scientific research 1.7%
Real estate 1.4%
Shipping 0.8%
Transportation 0.6%
Other 6.7%
Potential entrepreneurs’ assessment regarding their contribution in the country’s development is also important. The list of people who are not allowing Greece to flourish is as follows:
Political parties 63.9%
Unions 54.3%
Politicians 35.6%
Public sector employees 19.9%
Entrepreneurs 7.8%
Citizens 2.8%
Senior public management 2.5%
Mayors 1.4%
Finally, here is the list of groups that Greeks believe will contribute to the country’s development, according to the KAPA Research survey.
Farmers 75.9%
Entrepreneurs 73.7%
Young scientists, graduates 64.1%
Shipowners 52.9%
Merchants 33.1%
Greek diaspora capitalists 30.5%
Employees 19.9%
Scholars 17.4%
Public workers 14.8%
Politicians 11.5%
Artists 7.6%
Journalists 5.6%

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