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Is There a Business Gene?

Research from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has shown that running a business might be in the blood. The Comprehensive Australia Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence is now in its third year and has found that those with parents who ran their own business were more likely to start-up a high-potential business of their own.

Per Davidsson, who led the research, says in today’s edition of BTalk that this is likely to be because they saw how hard their parents worked, and wanted a bigger return for their own entrepreneurial efforts.

There was also a high preponderance of partner teams —– husband and wife or, fairly often, same sex couples — who were starting their own business. Although you might assume the idea of working with your spouse would drive you to distraction, these businesses have a better chance than most of getting up and running.

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