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What does the “typical” startup look like?

by Rieva Lesonsky for score.org

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More than other countries in a recent global survey, Americans actually make good on their intentions to start businesses.

There’s good news about entrepreneurship in the United States: It’s on the rise. According to the just released 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) from Babson College, 14 percent of Americans were involved in starting or running a new business last year. That’s the highest rate of entrepreneurship the Monitor has recorded since 1999—the height of the dotcom boom.

Americans seem to have recovered from their recession-driven fears that caused the rate of new business startups to take a nosedive in recent years—12 percent of those surveyed plan to start a new business.  Continue reading