38,639 companies were registered in Austria in 2020. The majority of the companies registered in Austria were in the field of personal counseling and guidance (6,493 companies registered in 2020). In 2020, 471,700 people were self-employed in Austria. 96,200 were self-employed in Lower Austria, which is the highest number among the Austrian states (2020). The main problem among the self-employed in 2017 was pricing. 233 startups were registered in Austria in 2019. From 2009 to 2019, the highest number of startups were registered in the state of Vienna (1,301).