Who hasn’t thought of someday being your own boss, relying on your own efforts - or the work of employees - to reach economic and career success?
A new FindLaw.com survey reveals that says most Americans – 61% – say they have at least considered starting their own business, or have actually done so at least once in their life.
The survey also found:
• 30% of Americans say they have started at least one small business
• An additional 31% of Americans have thought about starting their own business at some point in their lives
• 39% of Americans say they have never started, or even considered starting, their own business
Small businesses are defined as 500 or fewer employees.
They employ about half of all U.S. workers and have generated more than half of net new jobs annually over the last decade, according to the Small Business Administration.
There are an estimated 20 million businesses in the U.S. that consist of only the owner with no additional employees.
The FindLaw Small Business Center can provide helpful information on starting and managing a small business. It includes resources for business laws and regulations, finance, taxes, business forms and contracts, and a directory for finding attorneys who specialize in small business.
Posted by Kevin Hunt, senior communications specialist, Thomson Reuters