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Entrepreneurs Anonymous

Are you one of the millions of Americans who secretly longs to be an entrepreneur?

This story appears in the October 1998 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

There's a nagging voice inside your head telling you to sayadios to your cubicle and head out to the open plains ofentrepreneurial freedom. That voice is probably what made you buythis magazine.

The estimates that at any given time, about one-third of allAmericans between the ages of 20 and 65 are thinking about startinga . (That's nearly 50 million people.) Yet only about 1million are started every year. Author ChadSimmons dubs the remaining dreamers "anonymousentrepreneurs" in his book The Anonymous Entrepreneur: 12Steps to Build the Entrepreneurial Attitude (Corinth Press).These are the people who have yet to develop the"entrepreneurial attitude" necessary to take theplunge.

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