Entrepreneurs: Who are they? Where do they come from and what are they up against?


Who do you think is more likely to start a business? Is it the 20-something with nothing to lose or the 40-year-old settled down with kids? For those having second thoughts about starting a business later in life, consider that the average entrepreneur falls into the latter category with 75 percent having worked at another company for 6 years or more before starting their own.


And once you pursue that startup, don’t feel like you’re alone in your obstacles. Thirty-seven percent note that initiating contact with potential investors is their biggest challenge. Take a look at this infographic by ContactMe, to check out demographics on entrepreneurs and find out what common problems many small businesses share (hint: many involve clearing government hurdles.)


About the author: Stephanie Santana

After receiving a dual degree in magazine journalism and anthropology, Stephanie moved to Korea to teach English to elementary students for two years. During her time there, she started a website for salsa dancing in Korea, BusanSalsafied.com. She is currently an editorial assistant at AlleyWatch and is happy to back in New York at an exciting time for startups.  She likes to document her experiences here: stephaniesantana.tumblr.com.

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