Europe Independence

The setting of the Germans to self-employment is better than expected: 31 percent consider independence for attractive; are much more as independent. Munich/Puchheim, April 27, 2010. The setting of the Germans to self-employment is better than expected: 31 percent consider independence for attractive; are much more as independent. Founder will be felt especially in the younger generation. One in three aged from 14 to 29 years (31 per cent), which is still not independent, can imagine basically a self-employment; on average there is only one sixth (17 percent). “” A representative study of the Amway GmbH. child and career comes to this conclusion: flexibility makes independence at family popular independence is independent of a specific intention of founding as a main reason for the move into self-employment in the first place “(58 percent), followed by additional earning opportunities” (44 percent) as well as Own initiative and self realization”(42 percent). More info: Dr. John Mcdougall. The study also shows that flexible employment models, particularly among families with children are in demand.

Here is the better reconciliation of work and family”(43 percent) a major plus point for self-employment. New German entrepreneurial spirit: part-time self-employment is in vogue regardless of whether a self-employment for the respondents specifically qualifies or not, two-thirds of Germans (63 per cent) an independence imagine most likely a sideline, approximately half (30 per cent) first in the sideline and then the primary livelihood. Only one in five (21 per cent) would directly select the step in the main our independence. Now incipient recovery opportunities. Risk arms self-reliant models can be a first step on the way to the own boss”, explains Dimitri van den Oever, Managing Director of Amway GmbH. fear of failure: where the Apply Foundation support must keep 70 percent of Germans independence for risky to put 37 percent for complicated. As the biggest hurdles for the step into self-employment not the general framework conditions such as government funding or bureaucratic effort perceived however, but missing starting capital (85 percent), lack of economic knowledge (73 percent) and low risk appetite (71 percent). The financial support of foundations is one of the best in Europe objectively in Germany, only many unfortunately do not know the deals.

“Reasons for this lack of knowledge are in the weaker non-material conveyor structure so finding the mediation of a sound economic base of knowledge in Germany”, as Professor Dietmar Harhoff, Director of the LMU entrepreneurship Center in Munich. In the current survey 2,000 men and women from the age of 14 in Germany were in the period from February to March 2010 study design to their attitude to the Independence asked. The study appears in the initiative future autonomy”and is published twice per year. More information and results see. Amway is one of the world’s leading direct sales company Amway:. Today, Amway operates in over 50 countries and reported 2009 revenues of $ 8.4 billion. More than three million independent Amway distributors sell products from Amway 84,000 in Germany. The offer includes 450 products in the fields of beauty, wellness and household, which to refer are exclusively through independent Amway distributors (www.amway.de). “The LMU entrepreneurship Center: empowering entrepreneurs!” the entrepreneurship centre of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich (LMU EC) pursued this vision. The LMU EC educates tomorrow’s entrepreneurial leaders, actively supported the creation of successful ventures and promotes a culture of entrepreneurial Thinking and acting in all faculties of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich and beyond. Press contact: Amway GmbH Julia Lutter Corporate Affairs Manager Tel.: 089 / 800-94-158 E-Mail: Eva-Maria Sahm fischerAppelt Kommunikation Munchen GmbH consultant Tel.

Ecommerce Sales

The new Europe B2C E-Commerce report 2013 the current report Europe B2C E-Commerce report 2013 of Hamburg secondary market research firm yStats.com shows steady growth in online trading in Europe. One of the findings of the yStats analysts is that 2012 annual growth of E-Commerce stronger sales by 13 percentage points in Eastern Europe than in Western Europe. For 2013 a double-digit growth rate is expected in Western Europe by more than 10%, and in Eastern Europe by more than 20%, while growth should take off again until 2017. Although the growth rate in the East is higher, higher revenues obtained in the more mature Western European online market: 2012 almost 200 billion euros turnover in online trading in Europe and to achieve until 2016, more than $ 300 billion, with total revenues should amount during this period in the East to more than 50 billion euros. Consumers gain more confidence in shopping online according to 2012 almost half of all consumers in the EU-27 was the yStats.com report at least a shop online.

To the countries with the highest online shopper penetration are the Scandinavian countries, GB, Germany, the Netherlands and France, all of which are above the EU average. Romania, Bulgaria and Italy are the countries with the lowest commercial rates. The most popular product categories in Europe electronics and clothing were measured by the range of the target group. The leading shopping websites were Amazon, Apple and websites of the Otto Group. Price comparison sites were also popular. Western Europe considered sales in Britain reached mature B2C E-Commerce B2C E-commerce market 2012 double-digit billion euro amount and should continue to grow. One of the trends that encourage online trading in the UK, is mobile commerce: 2012 doubled its share of the mobile purchases on the Gesamtonlineoumsatz. Leading online retailers such as Amazon, Argos, next and Tesco achieve substantial rates of access through mobile devices.

Reduce Health Risks

Alarming findings: health hazards of laser printers and photocopiers. Laser printers and copiers charge the air with an unfiltered blend of hazardous fine dust, ultra-fine particles and pollutants. When printing, small particles are released which can enter the respiratory tract and the lungs. This may cause serious health damage that show new study on the health effects of toner dust. In Germany alone, more than 50,000 tons consumed toner. Health hazards: Allergies and inflammation of the respiratory tract and the skin is increasing dramatically. Chronic obstructive respiratory diseases are the most strongly increasing cause of death – worldwide! Annual 266.000 deaths due to fine dust loads according to the EU Commission in Europe alone.

According to the U.S. environmental protection agency, the largest health risks emanating from indoor air. \”Laser printers and photocopiers are the worst single source of contaminants in the Office,\” says Michael Braungart, Professor of engineering and Director of the Hamburg Environmental Institute. The Institute for occupational safety and health of the German statutory accident insurance in St. Augustine writes in a technical paper to nanoparticles in the workplace: \”Is that nano-particles can penetrate barriers in the body and in organs, the larger particles inaccessible are expected.\” Contracting authority of the investigation is the nationally recognized Foundation of nano-control, which is under the auspices of the former President of the German Federal Environment Agency Georges Fulgraff. In an attempt at the University Hospital Freiburg responded six subjects already after half an hour in a room where toner printer running with flu-like symptoms: irritation and inflammation of the respiratory tract, swelling of the lymph nodes, sneezing, mucosal redness and swelling, coughing, voice changes and fatigue. Also, possible reactions are inflammation of the eyes and the skin. Toner dust is also suspected to cause allergies and asthma. The long-term consequences of the Permanent Inhaling toner dust were, however, so far still not fully researched.