Entrepreneurial spirit undiminished by Covid
Scotland’ s entrepreneurial spirit remains strong despite the pandemic, a survey by Business Gateway suggests.
While the current health emergency and its impact are a concern for 80 per cent of respondents across Scotland, some two-thirds (67 per cent) of those who indicated they were somewhat likely to start a business said they were “seriously considering” going it alone within the next six months.
Motivations that individuals gave for star ting a busi - ness included wanting to be their own boss, doing something they enjoy doing and exploiting an opportunity in a sector or industry. These factors were more influential than Covid or Brexit, although these were cited as secondary influences.
The industries where peo - ple hoped to start a business were varied and included food and drink (9 percent ), financial and business services (8 per cent) and retail and wholesale (also 8 per cent).