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Map: Entrepreneurship Around the World

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We’ve created a map looking at which countries are the most entrepreneurial. Turns out Uganda takes top spot by almost double, with an entrepreneurship rate of 28%, while Suriname comes in last with a rate of 0.2%. Entrepreneurship is defined as the percentage of an adult population who own (or co-own) a new business and […]

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Summer Costs UK Businesses Billions

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About the Survey Approved Index surveyed 1220 office workers regarding summertime work behaviours The data was collected using Vivatic – an online surveying platform Summer is defined as the start of June through to the end of August Findings on Summer Work Behaviours UK employees work 70 hours less than those in the US over summer […]

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What Degree Will Make you Rich?

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What Degrees Did the World’s Top 100 Billionaires Obtain 32% of billionaires did not complete tertiary education 22% studied engineering at university 9% studied an arts degree, which is more than those who studied economics, finance, maths, law or science Those without a tertiary education top the list with an average of 30 billion dollars […]


Map of Women on UK Start-up Boards

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The map below highlights the lack of female representation on start-up boards across UK regions. Surprisingly, London fares as one of the worst represented regions with only 6.72% of board members being made up of females. The North West and East of England come up top with 16.85% an 14.29% respectively. The graph shows how […]