24th January, 2012 - Posted by admin - Comments Off
A number of new business owners have revealed they are under pressure, in a survey conducted by Aviva.
In the latest SME Pulse report from the organisation, one in four entrepreneurs are even considering returning to work for an employer rather than plugging away with their new business.
A third said they have lost the enthusiasm to run their own business and 50 per cent said the economic climate is too tough at the moment.
David Bruce, commercial product manager at Aviva, said that the mood amongst entrepreneurs is down-beat about the prospects for the UK’s economy in 2012.
“Businesses are struggling against a backdrop of consumers spending cuts and many don’t envisage an improvement to the situation in the next six months,” he added.
One thing on the horizon that could help new businesses is a government scheme aimed at helping start-ups to find cheaper commercial properties.
David Cameron is offering a number of unused government buildings at cheap rents to new businesses to promote growth.