Upward swing for Swedish entrepreneurs

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Upward swing for Swedish entrepreneurs

The number of company start-ups around Sweden rose significantly in September, up 18 percent in comparison with the same month of last year.


The increase is the first sign of an upward trend for new businesses for more than 12 months. So far this year a continuing downward spiral saw the number of new business start ups sink by 13,5 percent.

Statistics from the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket) show that 5,736 companies were set up in September, in comparison to 4,843 in the corresponding month of last year.

The most active entrepreneurs were to be found in Gävleborg, which saw a rise of 67 percent in the establishment of new companies, followed by Uppsala (37 percent) and Dalarna (34 percent).

Visma Spcs, which provides advice to new business owners, compiled the figures along with Bolagsverket.

”This is a really positive development,” managing director Rolf Dahlberg says.

”But there are still far too few new companies. But with the right support and inspiration, more will want and dare to start their own business."


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