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The World Happiness Report: The places where entrepreneurship is the key to glee

Dreaming of starting your own company? The 2017 World Happiness Report says it can improve quality of life and contribute to a positive outlook.

by Catie McHugh
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The World Happiness Report is a unique global study, analysing six key factors that contribute to the happiness of a country’s citizens, including how people evaluate the quality of their working life.

So, where does the entrepreneur fit in, and most importantly, in what locations does their level of happiness and fulfilment soar?

Happiness is a humming startup.

The 2017 World Happiness Report has unearthed some super encouraging stats when it comes to starting your own business - in some countries, at least.

If you’re reading this while thoughts, hopes and dreams of leaving employee life behind and starting out on your own float in the back of your mind, you’ll be pleased to know that this move is reported to result in greater happiness.

The study discovered that self-employment and running your own business leads to individuals evaluating their quality of life higher, as well as having a more positive outlook -- when compared with being a full-time employee for someone else -- in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, the Commonwealth of Independent States and East Asia.

It seems Dolly Parton was onto something when she wrote about the ol’ 9 to 5 driving you crazy if you let it! So, pour yourself a cup of ambition and really think about the passion that drives you, and how you can make your mark in business. It might be the breath of fresh air you need.

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