10/18/2007

Yearn for our own business

According to a survey of 1,000 people between the ages of 25 and 55, 72% of those surveyed said they dream of starting their own business, and 84% said that if they started their own business they would be more passionate about their work. The biggest draw to owning your own business? 40% of workers said it would enable them to "do what they love." Another 24% said they most like the idea of being their own boss and 21% said they'd favor the flexible schedule. The survey focused on people who don't already own a business.
If we can be in charge of our destiny, wouldn't that be awesome ?

3 comments:

Mike said...

The survey also said, "I suspect, though not mentioned in the survey, many were also held back from launching a new business out of fear of losing health-care coverage."

This is probably more true than anyone can imagine. I'm retired from the phone company and I still worry about it. Every year they take a little more away.

John said...

I'm looking forward to retirement and a second career as a self employed evangelist/magician. Eligible in 4 yrs, 2 mos, 19 days.

Jen said...

But we are in charge to some extent, don't you think?