A third of the Romanians that took part in a GfK survey consider themselves capable of starting a business, being mainly motivated by the outlook of obtaining extra revenues and independence from the employer, however the main obstacle invoked is the lack of start-up capital. “Almost 80 per cent of Romanians under the age of 30 have a positive attitude towards working on their own, just as those having university degrees (74 per cent), having average studies (63 per cent), and having children (71 per cent). Men show a higher degree of acceptance towards independent activities (68 per cent) compared to women (63 per cent), the survey titled “Entrepreneurship in Romania in 2012 and the entrepreneurial spirit in Europe” published yesterday reveals. The Romanians’ main reasons for starting their own business are the outlook of a second income (55 per cent), independence from the employer (30 per cent) and self-achievement or the possibility of materializing their own ideas (23 per cent). The survey was conducted in 16 European states at the initiative of Amway Europe.