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At Current Capital, we wanted to find out more about what really matters to British entrepreneurs – so we conducted an online survey asking business owners across the UK which professional milestones mean most to them.

With options ranging from securing their first big sale to making it past their first year, we wanted to know what Brits consider key points on the journey to business success.

Respondents were able to select more than one answer, and the results are recorded below.

UK business owners share the business milestones that mean most

Topline results:

Which of the following business milestones mean most to you?

● Making your first profit: 47.0%
● Securing your first big sale/large contracts: 41.0%
● Making it past your first year: 34.0%
● Hiring your first employee: 22.0%
● Moving into your first office space: 18.0%
● Securing funding: 12.0%

Males:

● Making your first profit: 53.8%
● Securing your first big sale/large contracts: 48.1%
● Making it past your first year: 34.6%
● Hiring your first employee: 26.9%
● Moving into your first office space: 19.2%
● Securing funding: 13.5%

Females:

● Making your first profit: 39.6%
● Making it past your first year: 33.3%
● Securing your first big sale/large contracts: 33.3%
● Hiring your first employee: 16.7%
● Moving into your first office space: 16.7%
● Securing funding: 10.4%