Survey: heavy times for start-ups, less jobs planned

Survey: Heavy times for start-ups, less jobs planned

Given the corona crisis, german start-ups want to set less new staff. More than 90 percent in the coming twists averaged six new employees in the coming twists, shows a survey of the federal association of german startups, the consulting company pwc and the university of duisburg-essen. In the survey a year ago, the companies still specified to hire eight new employees on average. Nearly 2000 start-ups participated in the study.

Bad faged but hardly remedy

Three quarters of the start-ups surveyed are influenced by the corona pandemic in their businesses, emerges from the results of the survey. To create, in view of the consumer consumer, especially the sales and customer acquisition (68 percent) – 13 percentage points more than a year ago. The financial conditions also refer to many randoms as difficult: 43 percent consider the capital procurement for challenging, 2019 that only 38 percent saw. With 32 percent, more start-ups also see the liquiditat as a problem. That’s 18 percent more than two years ago.

"Start-ups are as the entire economy affected by the corona pandemic", said franziska teubert, manager of the federal association of german startups, on tuesday. Only a few of the companies wanted to reduce staff to save costs.

Apparently, start-ups behave similarly to family businesses that look in a special responsibility for their employees. Florian noll, head of the start-up initiative nextlevel at pwc germany, says: "the startup decision makers show an attitude in the crisis that is very similar to that of family entrepreneurs: they focus on their strong and relying on sustainable action instead of recruitment. This not only creates workplaces, but advancing to the growth engine to drove the economy from the crisis."

The federal government announced in april to help start-ups with two billion euros in the corona crisis. So that the venture capital financing should be extended. The relatively difficult access to money from investors in this country is considered a crucial reason why the german start-up industry of competition in the us, israel or great britain often lags behind.

International german start-ups

Start-ups in germany are characterized according to the study by a rough internationality. Two out of ten primers therefore have a migration background. 27 percent of employees have their roots outside germany, in berlin start-ups it is even 43 percent. At the same time, environmental and social motives play a rough role in terms of precedence: 43 percent of the start-ups arrange their products and offers of the green economy. On the other hand, on the manner dominance in the primary scene, the woman’s share has barely increased year-on-year – from 15.7 to 15.9 percent.

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