Gen Z aspire to be their own boss

Recently released research suggests that a majority of Generation Z workers have either started their own business or aspire to do so over the course of the next 12 months.

A survey of more than 2,000 UK workers conducted by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) found that a third of the total workforce had either started their own business or was considering doing so during 2023. This figure, however, increased to almost two-thirds of respondents within the Gen Z (16 to 25-year-old) category.

The research also revealed that nearly one in five workers were aspiring to be their own boss because they felt it was the only way they could achieve career progression. In addition, a similar proportion said they were considering making the move because they felt trapped in their current job.

Commenting on the survey’s findings, AAT Head of Business Development Rob Alder said, “The pandemic has proven to be a powerful catalyst for people to reassess their work lives, and our research shows that 2023 could be the year for many Brits to take the plunge to be their own boss. British workers are exploring the best way to take control of what they earn.”