Stimulating youth entrepreneurship : barriers and incentives to enterprise start-ups by young people

SEED Working Paper No. 76

This paper with the findings of the research on "Stimulating Youth Entrepreneurship: Barriers and Incentives to Enterprise Start-ups by Young People" continues the SEED Series on Youth and Entrepreneurship initiated in 2003 by a research on awareness and promotion programmes in formal and non-formal education entitled "Facilitating Youth Entrepreneurship", thus contributing to the knowledge about creation of youth employment opportunities through entrepreneurship development.

Becoming owner of a micro or small enterprise could be an alternative for a young person who has an entrepreneurial mindset but also possesses some basic requirements like skills and knowledge. Awareness about this career option, and the given enabling environment for enterprise creation, play a crucial role for a successful start-up.