Around 550,000 People Become Entrepreneurs Every Month

Curated by Paul Helmick

I’m a Technology CEO and Experienced Entrepreneur. I love helping people use technology to grow their business.

  • Good news, the rate of new entrepreneurs in the United States has been steadily growing for two years, up from it’s record low two years ago
  • The Kauffman startup index found that the rate of new entrepreneurs — or percent of non-business owning adults that started a business in a given month — has gone up from 2014, when 280 out of 100,000 adults became business owners, to 2016 when 330 out of 100,000 did
  • Doing the math that means that just 0.33% of people are going into business for themselves
  • I’m around business owners and entrepreneurs every single day but it puts it in perspective what a small group it is of folks likely to create other jobs for people
  • This translates to around 550,000 new entrepreneurs across the national, state and metro level every month.

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