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The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) has released the latest results from its Global Entrepreneur Indicator research project, a biannual survey of business owners from around the world. The survey focuses in part on performance-related metrics, such as jobs, profits and debt loads and partly on business climate, including access to capital and predictions on the economy.
"New Zealand entrepreneurs are far more positive about the future than their overseas colleagues. They are seeing increased revenues and profitability going forward, and increased hiring of staff,” says Tony Falkenstein, NZ EO member and founder of Just Water International Ltd.
“I believe that New Zealand is outperforming other countries in the world due to the Euro problems, the Global financial crisis, and the droughts in the USA. New Zealand entrepreneurs are seeing the 'food need' being as good for New Zealand, as the 'mining' boom has been for Australia.”
A snapshot of the survey findings includes:
Jobs: Entrepreneurs are hiring at a much faster pace than they were a couple of years ago.
Business environment: NZ entrepreneurs are much more positive about the current business
environment than entrepreneurs in other parts of the world.
Revenue and profit: Though still trending upward, marked regional differences exist, with
Europe/Middle East and South Asia decreasing the global average. NZ is performing ahead of
the global curve with future predictions for growth looking strong.
To learn more about the EO Global Entrepreneur Indicator and to read the full reports, visit