With a little more than a week to go, a new survey has revealed some quite startling figures on how entrepreneurs view the EU referendum debate. According to Entrepreneurial Spark, a business accelerator, less than one fifth of entrepreneurs support a Brexit.
And there is clear concern over the outcome of the referendum, with Half of the 192 entrepreneurs questioned from start-up and scale-up businesses based at Entrepreneurial Spark’s business accelerator ‘Hatcheries’ believing that the referendum would impact their business, with more than half stating that there wasn’t enough impartial information.
‘Lack of reliable information available’
The survey reflects a nationwide sentiment, with business owners from across the UK responding to the survey. Commenting on the feedback, Entrepreneurial Spark Chief Executive Optimist (yes, really) Jim Duffy said: “When the results of the EU referendum come back after the 23rd June vote, whatever they may be, it’s important for businesses to focus on how to make it work.
“Half of the Entrepreneurial Spark Chiclets stated that there isn’t enough information to help them decide which way to vote and it can be difficult to decide what’s best for your business.
“Half of our Chiclets also thought the referendum would impact their businesses. I’d always encourage entrepreneurs to embrace opportunities – whatever the outcome of the vote, look at how it can benefit your business and if you encounter problems that can’t be resolved move on quickly.