Eurobarometer: Slovaks unenthusiastic about starting own businesses

Slovaks are reluctant to launch their own businesses, with last year’s Eurobarometer survey revealing that only one-third of Slovaks would prefer to become entrepreneurs over remaining regular employees. The most-frequently cited reasons for reluctance in this area were fears of bankruptcy, irregular incomes and loss of property. "Better periods frequently take turns with worse ones, which can subsequently be felt in an entrepreneur's family budget," said Poštová Banka analyst Eva Sadovská.

Slovaks are reluctant to launch their own businesses, with last year’s Eurobarometer survey revealing that only one-third of Slovaks would prefer to become entrepreneurs over remaining regular employees.

The most-frequently cited reasons for reluctance in this area were fears of bankruptcy, irregular incomes and loss of property. "Better periods frequently take turns with worse ones, which can subsequently be felt in an entrepreneur's family budget," said Poštová Banka analyst Eva Sadovská.

When it comes to business enthusiasm, Slovaks ended up in the lowest third of the chart in EU terms, and at the very bottom among the Visegrad Four countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). The highest level of business enthusiasm was found in Lithuania, with 58 percent.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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