According to recent federal self-employment statistics nearly 27 million Americans will leave their full-time jobs from 2017-2020, bringing the total number of self-employed individuals to 42,000,000 in the U.S. alone.
Why is this statistic so amazing?
Well, for starters, it means that of an American workforce of just over 126 million full-time workers, a whopping 33% can be considered self-employed. Whether they drive for Uber or Lyft, sell real estate, go into law, or tax preparation – they’re self-employed and in business for themselves.
That’s a lot of people striking out on their own!
So, why do they do it? What compels someone to leave the comfort of their 9-5 to hang up a shingle of their very own and go into business for themselves? Continue Reading