Home Advertise Contact Blog Advertiser Login RSS
Newsletter Signup

Your Free Business Opportunity Resource Is Easy To Use
Home-Based Businesses
Choosing a Business Opportunity Growth and Profit Marketing and Sales
Plans and Goals Running Your Own Business Start-Up
Working From Home Entrepreneur Exchange Feature Articles
Opportunity Community Opportunity Focus In The News

Conversion Rate Optimization - Every business owner knows the importance of a good online presence to increase a company’s visibility in a crowded and competitive marketplace. But getting more visitors and broader publicity is only half the story.

By improving conversion rates, you can give...

Offering Financing Boosts Bottom Line - Staying afloat takes capital. But the process of attracting financing is confusing for small business owners. That’s why a system like FundAbility is so powerful.

Offering Financing Boosts Bottom Line - Here is a look at how you can offer help with financing...

International Business Expansion - Once your business has established itself on the domestic scene, you should then think about the next steps for your company to help it develop and grow.

International Business Expansion - One option you may want to consider is to take your business overseas...

Sponsors

STARSCAPES®
Imagine making up to $500 to $1,800 a day! Call or click now see how you can get your business for FREE! (602) 679-0257
FundAbility
Need Funding? Need To Offer Financing To Close More Deals? We Have Access 7,000+ Credit Providers. Learn more now...
 
Resource Center > Article
Business Opportunity Begins at Home in the U.S.
24 Jul 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Share this Article:

For well over a decade, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project has provided a yearly assessment of the “entrepreneurial activity, aspirations and attitudes” of business owners worldwide. It is now the largest ongoing study of entrepreneurial dynamics of its kind, shedding light on dozens of countries' economic growth patterns and their prospects for the future, not only individually but in comparison to one another.

This year’s 2012 study, which was released earlier this year, provides compelling insights on who U.S. entrepreneurs are and how they are funding their startups. If there was ever any question as to whether or not small home-based business ownership is rapidly becoming the new normal in this country, that’s pretty much been laid to rest thanks to GEM.

All indicators point to the fact that starting and running a business from home in the U.S. is the future, and the future is now!

See for yourself…

• 69% of businesses now start in the home, and

• 59% of established work-from-home businesses are still run out of a home office more than three and a half years later.

More notable findings from GEM’s 2012 Global Report include:

• 82% of startup funding comes from the entrepreneur him/herself or family and friends, and venture capital funding is relatively rare

• 15% to 20% of adults across all age groups are entrepreneurs, meaning when it comes to business ownership, it’s never too early and it’s never too late

• 72% of home-based business startups are operated by women, versus 61% by men

• 68% of women and 53% of men who started a business at and work from home are still in the game more than three-plus years later

• Seniors aged 65 and over are reinventing the concept of retirement now more than ever, with over half of them either starting a new business or running an established one of three-plus years, while 25% say they intend to start a business of their own

• 41% of U.S. businesses are consumer-sector oriented and include hotels, restaurants or real estate or even eCommerce, while 33% include services like freelancing, independent contracting, consulting and virtual assistance

• More than 20% of business owners employ family members or part-time employees, and 30% outsource some activities.

For more information about GEM and this year’s report findings, the report is available online at http://www.gemconsortium.org/docs/download/2645.

 

Related Blog Posts
15 Sep 16 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in In The News

Expanding Opportunity Services - It has always been our mission to provide the best customer service possible and have recently added no cost training and coaching sessions for all active advertisers. Now, we are going a step further to address the one major problem faced by opportunity owners–lack...

14 Sep 16 Posted by: Joseph Petrashek
in In The News

Virtual Reality (VR) is a buzzword that has been a focal point in many industry events and news articles in 2016. It has been hailed as the most revolutionary innovation after the Internet.

Virtual Reality - Whenever VR is mentioned, the notion of video games flushes in many peoples’ minds....
29 Jun 15 Posted by: admin
in In The News

CruiseOne® Participates in #GiveThem20 Challenge to Raise Awareness for Military Veteran Employment

Home-based travel...

27 Apr 15 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in In The News
Even in the age of the Internet, the telephone remains one of your most important business communications tools. Fortunately, there are many options available in the telecommunications market. Finding affordable and feature-rich phone service for your business is simple – if you know where to look. Start...
16 Apr 15 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in In The News
Get Your Digital Feed On - Business Opportunity Magazine Is A Success! Chicago, IL — The latest issue of our digital magazine titled Business Opportunity will educate, inform and moreover be a conduit between shoppers and buyers of opportunities in a visual...
 
   

Entrepreneur Exchange is our forum where we interview the Influencers, CEO's, Author's, Business Owners Of All Types, Shapes and Sizes.

Entrepreneur Exchange: Today, we sat down with Marc Winkelman, CEO of
Video Spotlight
You're invited to view a Bartercard Online Franchise Presentation.

Premium Sponsor