Some 40% of British adults have seriously considered starting their own business, according to new research out today by 1&1 Internet Ltd, www.1and1.co.uk, a global leader amongst web hosting providers.
The data from over 2000 Britons shows that in recent years many have weighed up their options for increasing their household income. The minimum income expectation from efforts to start a sideline business is on average £25,000 gross per year. The study would suggest that British entrepreneurial spirit remains strong. 1&1 advises anyone considering starting a new business project to consider the online tools available today that can greatly increase chances of business success and more flexible working.
Robert Hoffmann, CEO Hosting, 1&1 Internet Ltd, comments, “The Internet makes it much easier today to start a business. A powerful website and the right tools to attract customers can often be the key needed to transform a business dream into a real life success. Modern website packages deliver the necessary eBusiness elements for attracting, interacting and transacting with online consumers – ready to place your website on top of Search Engines and connect you with Internet communities like Facebook, Twitter and eBay. Since you can use these powerful tools over the Web with no software or programming skills needed, starting a website is easier than many realise – the result being that a sideline or hobby business can become economically feasible and conducive to work/life balance”.