Document Type

Fact Sheet

Publisher

University of Montana Rural Institute

Publication Date

1998

Abstract

Contrary to popular belief, small businesses have a good success rate. Researchers who had originally analyzed the data and found high rates of business failures re-analyzed the same data and found that 80% of small businesses are still operating after eight years. Researchers discovered that the original research counted businesses that were sold, incorporated, or where the owner had retired as failures.

Rights

© The Rural Institute 1998

Granting Agency

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Acknowledgement

This publication is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Grant#H133B70017-98 The opinions expressed are the author’s and not those of the Department of Education.

Project Number

H133B70017-98

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