With the latest ONS figures showing the more new businesses opened in 2014 than at any point since 2000, becoming your own start-up is seen as an extremely viable career choice.
And it is not just the preserve of the young. The study in the Daily Telegraph shows that 45 is the age where most people feel that they are really ready to start a business.
The more this happens, the more this provides a critical mass. Potential support and experience will be available all around those thinking about the step to starting-up themselves. The more this grows, the more likely self-employment is.
Add to this the schemes from Government, the mentoring available and changes made to make it easier to start new businesses (not least across tax) and then you have a recipe for the growth in new businesses to continue.
It’s been said that 50 is the perfect age to write a novel, with studies showing that bestsellers tend to be created in middle age. Now it turns out that starting a business later in life is a smart move, too. A landmark study that interviewed more than 2,000 people found that 45 is the age at which we feel truly ready to start a business. This is the age when we have fallen out of love with our careers and are ready to try something new, the poll discovered, and from the age of 40, most of us will feel equipped to strike out on our own.