The Results Are In: 52% Want to Own a Business, But Don’t Know Where to Start

For our June question of the month, we asked readers if they’ve ever considered starting their own business, and with 52% of the votes, “I’d like to start my own business, but I don’t know where to start” was the most popular answer, followed by “I’m already a business owner” with 20%. “I’m in the process of starting my own business” and “No, it’s not financially feasible for me” came in next at 10% each. And 9% of people who took part in the poll said “No, business ownership does not appeal to me.”

Small businesses are the backbone of a healthy economy, so it’s a good sign that such a large majority of respondents are interested in starting their own business. However, deciding you want to be a business owner is only the first in a long line of decisions you’ll have to make starting out. And for many people, it can be overwhelming.

One option many aspiring entrepreneurs should consider is investing in a franchised company. Franchising offers a combination of business ownership with the support of a larger corporation and a proven business model already in place. Check out this video for an overview on franchising.

And for more information on owning an Express Employment Professionals franchise, visit Each year Express Employment Professionals is recognized as a leader in the franchising and staffing industries, including being named one of the top in the franchising industry and the fastest growing staffing franchise in America by Entrepreneur magazine.

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