The 1%

A few months ago I was interviewing CFO candidates for an open position at my company. One of the candidates started the interview by congratulating me on starting my own company. He indicated that less than 1% of the population in the United States has the courage to begin a business. I was floored by the statistic and soon found myself on Google trying to discredit it. I was disheartened to find out that he was right.

True entrepreneurs enjoy seeing others succeed. They get joy in helping others achieve their dreams. A true entrepreneur can’t ever imagine life with a “day job”. They can’t understand why someone who truly believes in his or her idea wouldn’t be working on it obsessively full time. This is why I was so shocked to find out that only 1% move forward with starting a company.

Drilling online further, I came across the following infographic that talks about “Entrepreneur DNA”.


Do you have enough guts to start your own company?

“Most people have attainted their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” – Napoleon Hill

– Jason