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Do You Have the Entrepreneurial Spirit?

Maggie Wirtanen • Dec 13, 2012

So you think you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The Kauffman Foundation (2011) reports that only 320 out of every 100,000 adults set up new businesses in the United States. For most people, stepping outside the safety net of employment is an uncomfortable and unfamiliar notion. It’s no small feat to organize, manage, and assume the risks and responsibility of a business; do you have the education and background that could help you to succeed?

This infographic examines the experience, education, and goals of entrepreneurs:

  • Experience: LinkedIn (2012) compiled data from its more than 120 million public member profiles and explored attributes shared by those who started businesses.

  • Education: The Princeton Review (2012) released a list of the top-ranked graduate programs for entrepreneur offerings.

  • Goals: Carrington Crisp (2011) examined what prospective MBA students, many of them aspiring entrepreneurs, want out of their programs.

For those of you who relish the thought of breaking out of your comfort zone and making success truly your own, the question is – how are you going to get started? An online MBA program is one place to start, but check out the infographic for further information on what it takes to jumpstart your success.

Sources:
“Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity Interactive 2011,” Kauffman Foundation, 2011
“LinkedIn Takes a Deep Data Dive on Startup Founder Profiles,” LinkedIn, September 2011
“Top Entrepreneurial Programs,” The Princeton Review, 2012
For a complete list of sources, please view the infographic.

Do You Have the Entrepreneurial Spirit?

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