New York: Around 70 percent employees wish for more entrepreneurial experience at their jobs, according to a new US survey.
In a survey by a financial services firm, 70 percent of workers said they wished their jobs provided them with experience that could be used if they wanted to start their own business.
However, only 15 percent of respondents said they think they have what it takes to go out and start a business, BusinessNewsDaily reported.
Thirty-seven percent said that they would feel better about starting their own business with the help of a business or other person. Twelve percent, however, said that they would still want to start a business without help.
A number of things prevented workers from jumping into entrepreneurship. 61 percent workers were most afraid of losing personal savings, 58 percent feared lack of support.
Fifty percent dreaded losing retirement and healthcare benefits, the survey by Edward Jones found.
The research also found that workers are more likely to trust entrepreneurs over a CEO. While 14 percent trusted a CEO, 49 percent said they would trust an entrepreneur.
First Published: Sunday, September 02, 2012, 16:41