John Anderson says that starting a business is not the challenge but that growing it certainly is.
John Anderson is in characteristically upbeat mode, despite the ebbs and flows of recession and the bitter battles over quantitative easing and the eurozone that rage around him.
One reason is that the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) for Scotland has just reported that plans for new-start businesses are at their highest level in a decade and up 6% on 2010. Professor Jonathan Levie, GEM author and knowledge director of the Hunter Centre for Excellence at the University of Strathclyde, which publishes the report, said: "We have to wait to see and see whether the increase in people expecting to start a business gets translated into real business on the ground. This is what you would expect to see at this stage in the economic cycle."
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