A survey reveals 60% of employed Indians aspire to be entrepreneurs

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If you're sitting on your desk in office and reading this, it's possible that you're not alone. All of us have atleast thought about the idea of working for ourselves and setting up our own business. Some of us are also seriously considering it - 60% of Employed Indians aspire to be entrepreneurs in the future, as per GoDaddy's ‘Future of work survey’.

60% of its approximately 1,200 respondents in India, currently working in small or mid-sized organizations, plan to become entrepreneurs over the next 10 years.

The proportion of those wanting to start their own business is much higher in India compared to many countries like Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Turkey, Singapore, the United States and United Kingdom.

The Survey polled Millennials which are new to the workforce, Gen X-ers (mid-career) and Baby Boomers (exiting the workforce) to understand how the Indian workforce perceives and approaches entrepreneurship:

1. 70% of respondents mentioned that they were either employed or working when they decided to start their own business

2. 45% respondents said that work experience is most valuable, while a mere 12% believed education could be helpful in starting a business

3. 79% of the workforce said they believe technology has made it much easier to start one's own business today

4. 62% said they want their business to internationalize and have global customers
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