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Tech pros lured by start up businesses

CWJobs surveyed over 700 IT professionals, and found the entrepreneurial spirit is strong, as 58% are keen to start their own company, with four in five professionals wanting to work for a start-up tech company (86%).

The lure of start-ups was attributed to having more control over the job (73%). Poignantly, 53% like the idea of being more significant in a small firm than a bigger company.

Despite the desire to work for a smaller business, only 7% think enough is currently being done to encourage technology professionals to start their own businesses. However, small companies too could be doing more, as just 15% of professionals think small businesses are attracting the top talent in the industry.

Richard Nott, Website Director, CWJobs stated: “With the government proposing a start-up culture in the national curriculum , small companies are proving to be big business for the UK. New companies are blossoming across the country, and aren’t just constrained to the silocon roundabout. Clearly there’s great appetite from professionals, so start-ups should aim high and seek out top talent to help give their business a boost”.

Professional surveyed thought Britain’s start-ups were best placed to lead in the sectors of security (62%), cloud computing (56%), enterprise (54%), mobile (50%) and gaming (34%).

 

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