Lots of out-of-work folks are starting their own businesses. And many of them are not spring chickens. But, it’s still not clear whether these businesses have staying power. Or these people are cut out for entrepreneurship.
First, about the general trend for laid-off workers to launch a business, a phenomenon termed “accidental entrepreneurship”. There have been a number of studies showing it’s on the rise. Most recently, a survey of 900 workers by CareerBuilder.com found that 32% of those who were laid off in the last six months and have not found jobs are considering starting their own businesses.
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