They are getting older

Brand new statistics show that over the half of Finnish entrepreneurs are over 45 years old. Younger individuals still seem to dislike this kind of behavior. Figures published by the Statistics Finland show that the total number of entrepreneurs declined from 2008 to 2009 by over 3.600 individuals being now about 237.000. Among 18-24 years old we have 5000 entrepreneurs which is only 2.3 percentage of the total number of employed population at that age.

This numbers also include the farmers which causes a possibility of age-based bias if the numbers are compared internationally. This, though, partially explains the huge drop decline in the entrepreneurial population between 1990-2009.

[source: Statistics Finland]

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