According to the survey, 72 percent of the entrepreneurs believe the regulating and taxation climate deteriorated last year, 59 percent say the Romanian society does not support entrepreneurial spirit, while 40 percent consider that the help of the specialised organisations in supporting entrepreneurship has improved over the last year.
On the other hand, 58 percent of the entrepreneurs say the entrepreneurial education improved in 2013.
'Entrepreneurs play a vital role in any sound economy. Therefore, it is very important to measure their perceptions as regards the most important factors that support entrepreneurship or not and all the parties interested in its development (the authorities, the entrepreneurs themselves, the financiers, the corporations) to back their priorities. It results from our study that these priorities are from the fiscal area, first and foremost, from the access to funding and also they relate the society's perception of the personal initiative', said
In spite of the difficulties in finding financing, the entrepreneurs do not see getting funds as the greatest obstacle to establishing and developing a firm in
Most Romanian entrepreneurs (94 percent) believe that ensuring the stability of the regulating and taxation system and the simplification of the laws (91 percent) are the two most important fiscal priorities for the development of entrepreneurship in
From the viewpoint of the positive perception of entrepreneurs,
Young entrepreneurs (aged less than 40) have a more optimistic perception. Nearly half (48 percent) believe that the coordinated support has seen a positive development in 2013 as compared to 35 percent of the mature entrepreneurs.
The EY Romania study is based on an online questionnaire analysing the perceptions of 106 Romanian entrepreneurs and direct interviews with 10 Romanian entrepreneurs.
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