Coutts Entrepreneurs Research: Part Two - Investment
British entrepreneurs appear optimistic about investing.
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This is particularly pertinent when we think back to the fact that 62% of our respondents agree that their industry is ripe for disruption: entrepreneurs are the disruptors of each others’ industries.
But we should also note that more than half of entrepreneurs in our research are not looking at reinvesting in new industries, but are instead using their expertise to improve the services they already provide and contribute to their existing sectors. It is seemingly geographical expansion that interests them more, and that’s what the next part of our research is focusing on.
When investing, past performance should not be taken as a guide to future performance. The value of investments, and the income from them, can go down as well as up, and you may not recover the amount of your original investment.
Coutts research finds that most entrepreneurs are positive about investment into the UK over the next 12 months.
This confidence is not unfounded. Over the past three-and-a-half-years of sustained political uncertainty, investment in the UK has continually increased, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
Many survey respondents also said they were looking to acquire new businesses to help safeguard their existing interests.