I recently came across some statistics that got my attention . . .
In order to gain a deeper understanding of the motivations and desires of entrepreneurs, Amway conducted the Amway Global Entrepreneurship Report where they researched key drivers and behaviors of entrepreneurs.
This year they focused on the “entrepreneurial spirit” (see why this got my attention!) and surveyed of 50,000 people across the globe.
They discovered all kinds of interesting things but the three things that stood out to me the most were:
- Female respondents are less willing to start a business compared to male respondents because they feel less likely to be supported by those close to them
- As age increased, respondents are less inclined to becoming self-employed
- 70% of respondents said FEAR of failure was the #1 obstacle to becoming an entrepreneur (even if they wanted to be one)
Okay, this is NOT okay – check out my rant and huge dose of encouragement if you fall into one of the above categories in my vlog.