Flying Solo and Loving It
Want to start a business by yourself? Then check out these businesses for one.
The idea of working for yourself is a very inviting one. In fact, you've always dreamed of owning your own company. But unlike many entrepreneurs, a corporation the size of Microsoft--or even the 10-person landscaping business down the street--has never appealed to you. You'd be perfectly happy going it alone.
If you're wondering whether a solo business is realistic, the answer is a resounding yes! In fact, according to an October 2002 report from the U.S. Census Bureau, solo businesses are on the rise. One-person businesses made up a whopping 70 percent--or 16.5 million--of all businesses in the United States between 1999 and 2000. That's an increase of 7 percent since the Census Bureau began collecting comparable data in 1997.
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