Small businesses significantly impact Florida’s economy. According to the most recent statistics available for Florida, small business represents 98.9 percent of all employers and employs 42.9 percent of the private sector labor force. In 2010 small businesses numbered 2.1 million. According to a survey conducted by Inc. Magazine, in the United States over 600,000 new businesses are founded each year.
Are you thinking of starting your own business? You may want to consider some of the 10 most common reasons why people prefer to own their own small business rather than work for an employer.
Here is a link to an article in Inc.com, Top 10 Reasons to Run Your Own Business by Darren Dahl.
Also check out the SBA’s Office of Advocacy’s 2014 Edition of the Frequently Asked Questions About Small Business.
For more information on starting your own business, contact an Entrepreneur Coach at CareerSource Brevard by emailing [email protected].