Saturday, May 2, 2015

Changing Demographics of Entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurs

  There were 6.2 million women owned businesses in 2002 (the most recent statistics available).  This number was up 20% from 1997.

Minority Entrepreneurs  Minorities owned roughly 18% of U.S. businesses in 2002.  This number was up 10% from

Senior Entrepreneurs 

Although statistics are not kept  on senior entrepreneurs, there is strong evidence that the number of older people choosing entrepreneurial careers is rapidly increasing.

Young Entrepreneurs  

Interest among young people in entrepreneurial careers is  growing.  According to a Gallop study, 7 out of 10 high school students  want to start their own business.
  Over 2,000 two-year and four-year colleges and universities  offer entrepreneurship courses.

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