Small businesses and the success of those businesses are essential for our economy and a game changer for anyone who starts and operates one. Starting a business can be the answer if:
- You’re unemployed Even with our economic recovery there are still, as of this writing, 9.5 million people in the United States who are unemployed – a third for more than 27 weeks.
- You plan to work after retirement. Seven in ten Americans ages 45-74 say they plan to work in retirement according to the AARP Bulletin, July-August 2014 (www.aarp.org/bulletin).
- You’ve always wanted to start your own business. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, one in four adults, ages 44-70 are interested in becoming entrepreneurs.
- You don’t have enough saved to retire. More than 50% of people who are of retirement age have less than $10,000 in savings, according to Mitchell Schnurman in The Dallas Morning News (www.dallasnews.com).
- You’re tired of working for other people and want to work for yourself.
Starting a business puts you in the driver’s seat and in control of your future.