INSEE looked into the case of 191,000 self-employed entrepreneurs declared in September 2010 and the results are not positive.

Auto-entrepreneurs: a failure for business creation

INSEE studied the 191,000 self-employed entrepreneurs declared in September 2010 and the results are not good. “Result: three years after starting, only 30% of them were still in business and less than 2% managed to become entrepreneurs at all. It is a failure since the status of auto-entrepreneur was to serve as a springboard towards classic entrepreneurship and therefore promote the creation of companies.“, Explains Justine Weyl on the set.

1 million auto-entrepreneurs in France

However, success varies from one industry to another. “Those who do best are those who work in health or social action. 71% of them are still active after three years. For education, it is also good with 56%. On the other hand, it is harder for those who choose commerce, science or communication. In this field, only 43% are still active three years after having started. Today, there are a million auto-entrepreneurs in France and only 600,000 of them declared a positive turnover in the last quarter.“, Concludes the journalist.