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Is it Time to Take the Leap?

According to a Harris Poll, 39% of working Americans who do not currently own a business hope to do so in the future. However, the actual percentage of working age Americans who are starting or running a new business is 14% (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor). So, what gives? Why the disparity?

The dream of entrepreneurship for many people remains only a dream for any number of reasons. There’s never a perfect time to strike out on your own….maybe you have student loans to pay off or you are up for a promotion and a raise or you have a big vacation planned? The reasons are almost limitless.

Clearly the passion to be an entrepreneur burns in many people. I think one of the biggest reasons people have a hard time taking the leap is because they do not know where to start. The process of starting a business can be overwhelming and without a clear plan, goals, objectives, and a support system in place, many aspiring entrepreneurs can’t seem to get going.

In future posts, we will tackle the process for getting started. There is a method to the madness and you will learn that not only is this process manageable, it can be tremendously satisfying and fun.

Is there anything holding you back? Let us know below.