Small Business Owners Would Do it All Over Again

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.

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Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.