A new business is born in the U.S. every 11 seconds.
Study of influential Americans: THE defining trend of the 21 st century:
One of every 25 adults is actively engaged in trying to start a new business.
Source: 1999 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 6.8% Canada 5.4% Israel Percentage of Adult Population Working to Start a New Business Country 8.5% United States 3.4% Italy 3.3% Great Britain 2.2% Germany 2.0% Denmark 1.8% France 1.6% Japan 1.4% Finland
A person who creates a new business in the face of risk and uncertainty for the purpose of achieving profit and growth by identifying opportunities and assembling the necessary resources to capitalize on those opportunities.