Despite the recent news about layoffs in Austin, Americans are still thinking about owning their own businesses… Why? “The most popular was individuals’ desire to be passionate about what they’re doing.” Yahoo Small Business commissioned a national poll showing that “nearly two-thirds of the adults surveyed have thought about owning their own business in the past year.”
As you have heard here at this blog, the shift towards the superempowered individual and the attitudinal shift towards work will drive entrepreneurs to create businesses that follow their passions. No matter where the economy takes the US in the short term, this long term outlook of aligning individuals with their passions in their work bodes well for the future.
What is needed most, though, are structures to support these entrepreneurs. In the coming days and weeks I will be blogging about new initiatives that we will be doing to create large scale efforts of supporting entrepreneurs. Get in contact (through email or comments on this blog) if you are interested in being a part of these efforts in your community.