A recent news story in Perth’s Sunday Times reports young entrepreneurs are meeting the challenges of today’s competitive employment market by starting their own small businesses.
According to an ABS report, there are nearly 360,000 business operators under the age of 34 in Australia, up from 319,500 five years ago.
The article attributes the rise in young small business operators not only to the lack of stability in traditional full-time jobs, but also the desire by some entrepreneurs to express themselves creatively.
Case study examples include Perth interior decorator Lauren Hack and café owner Paul Reid as representative of this emerging group of self-starters.
To ready to the full story, read Katie Robertson’s Youth & Co work it out, Sunday Times, Perth (17 November, 2013).
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