Blue Square Concepts on the Rise of the Entrepreneur
If you, like us at Blue Square Concepts, are an entrepreneur or are considering starting your own business, you’re no longer in a minority according to recent figures. According to recent studies conducted by Groupon, over a third of UK adults are either currently running, or working towards running their own business.
Not only that, but this is a youth-driven movement. The biggest age group that is interested in becoming entrepreneurs is the 16-24 group. On top of this, the same group are increasingly eschewing further education, in favour of running their own businesses, citing the high financial investment and low graduate job uptake as their reasoning.
These days, more than ever, it’s becoming easier to monetize and benefit from your own skills. 30% of young people are now making a living from a hobby or skill that they have independently gained. With the rise of content aggregation and revenue-sharing networks like YouTube, and open worldwide marketplaces like Etsy and eBay, this trend can only continue.
The Managing Director of Blue Square Concepts told us, “People are becoming disenchanted with the traditional corporate structure, and that’s not surprising. No-one wants to feel like a cog in the machine, and have someone else dictate what you earn and how you act while you earn it. It can be disheartening to work hard and see someone who just coasts along earning the same wage as you, because there is generally no reward for performance.”
“When people get to set their own goals, and earn money based on the work they do, then they thrive. If there’s no correlation between hard work and reward, then why would anyone bother? At Blue Square Concepts we empower people to benefit from their own efforts. Everything we do is imbued with that entrepreneurial spirit, and it shows in the excitement of our associates.”