The commercial start-up activity in the service sector

Using IfM Bonn’s business start-up statistics (person related data) this paper analyzes the commercial start-up activities (excluding liberal professions) in the service sector. In 2013 almost three quarters of all business start-ups took place in the service sector, which was therefore fewer than in 1998. The main reason is an increase in the number of start-ups in the construction sector. Altogether the start-up actvities in the service sector were declining, but with partly great differences betwen the particular service branches. Still most start-ups were in the fields of wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, commodation and food service activities and administrative and support service activities. Women are relatively often and foreigners rarely represented in the start-up actvities of the service sector.

Günterberg, B.; Kay, R.; Levering, B. (2014): Das gewerbliche Gründungsgeschehen im Dienstleistungssektor, in: IfM Bonn (Hrsg.): Daten und Fakten Nr. 13, Bonn.

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