Once upon a time, small business was seen solely as the domain of idiosyncratic, iconoclastic outsiders, willing to forgo the security of corporate life to venture out on their own. But today entrepreneurs are America's role models.
Almost everyone wants to own a business -- from college students, who are signing up for entrepreneurial courses in record numbers; to those over age 65, who are forming more companies every year; to recent immigrants, who in 2005 started 25% more companies per capita than native-born citizens did.
We are in the midst of the largest entrepreneurial surge this country has ever seen. Where is it headed? Find out more here.
Separately and from the book "Women Who Changed The World:"
Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others. ~ Amelia Earhart