Appetite for wealth needed for successful start-ups

The research, from BDO Stoy Hayward, says 50% of respondents were motivated by entrepreneurship, while 54% cited a desire to create capital.

It also revealed 54% of start-up owners were initially motivated after identifiying gaps in a market, while 79% were most motivated by the desire to capitalise on personal knowledge.

Bob Rawkins, senior partner at BDO, said: ‘It is impossoble to put forward a blueprint for how to become a successful start-up, but this research provides us with a general profile of those start-ups which stand the greatest chance of survival beyond the first three years.’

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