dot.com fever still around
Dot.com fever has increased despite the crash of high profile company Boo.com - with record levels of entrepreneurs planning their own start-ups.
According to the latest Barclays Entrepreneurial Index, which tracks entrepreneurial behaviour, 3.2% of individuals questioned are planning a start-up, compared with 2.2% at this time last year.
Barclays small business banking managing director, Alastair Camp, called the results ‘encouraging’ and ‘part of an upward trend’ but warned: ‘The proportion of the US population planning to set up in business is 6%.’
The report also found dot.com hotspots include London and the South East, while the majority of entrepreneurs (63%) are male, and tend to be aged between 25 and 44.