University of Montana Rural Institute
Economics | Labor Economics | Social and Behavioral Sciences
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.
employment and vocational rehabilitation, self-employment, employment policy, rural, disability
© The Rural Institute 1998
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
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.
Arnold, Nancy Ph.D. and Rural Institute, University of Montana, "Self-Employment: Improving Policy & Practice" (1998). Employment. 7.