It goes without saying that it takes a special kind of person to become an entrepreneur. Driven, motivated, innovative – these are just a few of the many ways to describe individuals who risk everything to transform their vision into reality. We created this infographic to celebrate the entrepreneur, not only for their individual, quirky styles, but also for their contributions to the global economy.
In the United States, startups are responsible for net new job growth each year. The entrepreneurs behind these startups aren’t just the four-year private university educated – 65% of starting entrepreneurs have not obtained a four-year college degree. And dedicated? Contributing 9.9 billion hours of uncompensated time to launch their businesses in 2005, no one can question the commitment of these unsung heroes.
BizSugar is passionate about helping the small business community thrive and succeed. Whatever your style, we hope this infographic brings a smile to your face and inspires you to think about starting a business of your own. The world needs more entrepreneurs, even (and especially) the unwashed brainiacs!
Resources for Entrepreneurs:
Thinking about becoming an entrepreneur? These resources can help you navigate through some of the challenging aspects of starting your own business:
- BizSugar Startups Information
- About.com Business Plan Guide
- Library of Congress: Small Business Resources
- Inc. Startup Articles
- LessAccounting Bookkeeping Software
- Find Office Space
- Staying Sane in a Startup
Sources for the Startup Styles and Statistics Infographic:
- Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s 2010 Global Report
- Inc.com: How Important are Startups to the Economy?
- Access to Capital: Fueling Business Growth and Job Creation
- Measuring Entrepreneurship Around the World
- The Small Business Economy
- Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council’s Small Business Survival Index 2009
- Born Entrepreneurs, Born Leaders: How Your Genes Affect Your Work Life
- Job Growth in U.S. Drive Entirely by Startups, According to Kauffman Foundation Study