CEO Secrets: The graduates launching start-ups in lockdown

BBC highlights how a number of graduates have used lockdown as an opportunity to start their own businesses.

Despite the uncertainty of lockdown, many people have taken the opportunity to start their own company.

Almost 50% more businesses were created in June 2020 than in June 2019, according to the Centre for Entrepreneurs. July set a new record with more than 81,000 businesses registered.

There is no hard data on how many of these companies have been started by new graduates. But anecdotally, many final-year students faced with fewer opportunities like entry schemes and internships, have decided to be their own boss instead.


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