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Teens Believe Owning a Business Provides Job Security

A recent survey has teens choosing entrepreneurship over employment.

This story appears in the October 2003 issue of Teen Startups.

In a recent Junior Achievement survey, 41 percent of teens believe owning your own business provides greater job security than working for a company. And nearly three quarters of the teens indicated they would like to start their own business someday.

Teen enthusiasm for starting a business included an appreciation of marketplace rigors, too. Students seem aware of the challenges involved in starting a business, with only 11 percent saying such an effort would be "very easy" or "easy," while almost half (49 percent) believed starting a business would be "somewhat challenging."

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