Enterprise creators in 2014: fewer unemployed and more modest projects than in 2010
Enterprises created in the first half of 2014 (“2014 cohort”), excluding the auto-entrepreneur regime, were most often set up by private sector employees and the unemployed. The proportion of women setting up enterprises was stable compared to previous generations of creators, below 30%. A little older and with more qualifications than the 2010 cohort, enterprise creators in the first half of 2014 more often carried out their project alone. Trade, construction and specialised scientific and technical activities were still the most favourable sectors for creation. 2014 projects were more modest than those in 2010. They required less financial investment at the start and received state aid less often than in 2010. Clients of these new enterprises remained mainly local and were most often private individuals. The start-up of enterprises created in the first half of 2014 was accompanied one in four times by at least one payroll job creation during 2014.