Small business owners in the U.S. are pretty happy with their lot. The overwhelming majority of small business owners (86%) say they would do it all over again if given the choice to own a business. That is according to a recent Gallup/Wells Fargo survey of U.S. small business owners, as noted by the Startup Journal.
Interestingly, 76% say they are better off financially than they would have been if they had worked for another company.
That’s a profound comment on the power of entrepreneurship. And it’s a powerful statistic — especially in light of my post from yesterday.
In yesterday’s post I commented on an earlier column written in a Wisconsin paper. The columnist there had implied that 17 million small business owners’ livelihoods weren’t “jobs” and didn’t amount to much.
Apparently somebody forgot to mention that to the 76% of small business owners who told Gallup they were better off financially than if they’d had “real” jobs workin’ for the Man.