Experimenting with a Career as an Entrepreneur Can Cost You Money

Francesca Melillo, Jeroen Mahieu, Toke Reichstein, Peter Thompson

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Ever thought about working for yourself, with your own business? Well, think before you act! We investigated the career of entrepreneurs when they decide to go back to work for an employer. Of all Belgians who start working as self-employed, about 50 percent quit within five years. This is a common picture in most countries. The majority of entrepreneurs go back to wage employment. Therefore, we wanted to know what is the impact of an experience as an entrepreneur on someone’s salary.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date11 Jun 2020
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherSKEMA Business School
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2020

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