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Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs are important sources of innovation, growth and employment. The recent crisis, characterised by tighter credit restrictions, has arguably hampered new start-ups and impeded growth in existing start-ups as well as their ability to survive in tough market conditions. The significant rise in business closures in recent years, especially of micro and small enterprises, bears witness to these difficult conditions and highlights the need for robust and comparable statistics on entrepreneurship.

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Keywords:  enprepreneurship, business, entrepreneurs

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  • Employees by business size

    Employees are all people covered by a contractual arrangement, working in an enterprise and receiving compensation for their work. People on sick leave, paid leave or vacation are included, while working proprietors, active business partners, unpaid...
  • Enterprises by business size

    An enterprise is defined as a legal entity possessing the right to conduct business on its own, for example to enter into contracts, own property, incur liabilities and establish bank accounts. Enterprises can be classified as small or medium sized...
  • Self-employed with employees

    Those who are self-employed with employees are people whose primary activity is self-employment and who employ others.
  • Self-employed without employees

    Those who are self-employed without employees are people whose primary activity is self-employment and do not employ others.
  • Starting a business

    This indicator introduces two important factors to start a business.
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