‘Nothing to lose’: why we sacrificed education for serial success

The Centre for Entrepreneurs’ research on serial entrepreneurship is featured in a recent Guardian article.

Do you need a degree to run a string of businesses? Research by Coutts and the Centre for Entrepreneurs suggests the level of an entrepreneur’s education is inversely related to the number and turnover of the businesses they start.

Among those surveyed in the research, those that had a bachelor’s degree or above had started 2.7 businesses on average. For those with a lower qualification or no qualification at all, the average number of businesses started was 3.5. Meanwhile, a higher proportion of the non-university educated were running businesses with a turnover greater than £1m (34%) compared to the university educated (18%).

Read the full article here