15 April 2006

Alive and Well: Entrepreneurial Spirit

Yahoo! Small Business via Kim Klaver
"Two-thirds of Americans have entrepreneurial aspirations, and a growing number of baby boomers say they would never be too old to launch a business, according to a Yahoo Inc. poll released on Wednesday.

The poll by Sunnyvale-based Yahoo Small Business (NASDAQ:YHOO) showed 55 percent of respondents chose "own my own business" as the kind of work they would prefer to do late in life. Other choices included volunteer work/public service, 42 percent; consulting, 29 percent; teaching, 20 percent; and coming in at less than 15 percent were running for political office, retail/customer service, corporate officer and sales.

In addition, 37 percent of those who said they want to launch their own business plan to do so within one to five years. Of the respondents who use the Internet, 92 percent said it's important for a new small business to have an Internet presence."

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