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Entrepreneurs Increasingly Confident About U.S. Economy
While members of Congress will be listening this week to Fed Chair Janet Yellen testify about the national economic outlook, they received an early glimpse last week with news that U.S. entrepreneurs' confidence continues to rise. The latest Kaufman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index showed that 91 percent of the nation's newest business owners were confident or very confident that their companies' profitability would increase in the next 12 months.

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Mark Marich
on May 05, 2014
Category:  General 
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Bit by bit, entrepreneurs throughout the U.S. are picking up confidence along the road to economic recovery — and they are willing to put their money where their mouth is. The latest Startup Confidence Index from the Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom shows a greater willingness from entrepreneurs to put personal savings toward new business ventures. Personal savings as a means for funding the startup jumped from 66 percent in 2012 to 86 percent in 2013.

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Mark Marich
on January 27, 2014
Category:  Growth & Poverty  General 
Startup Confidence Continues Gradual Climb

Eighty-five percent of startup owners in the U.S. are confident that the next 12 months will bring greater profitability. The figure is a one percent increase over the first-quarter results of the Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index and the highest level since the young study began in early 2012.

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Mark Marich
on September 09, 2013
Category:  General 
Economic Confidence On the Rise

Last week, confidence on Wall Street was sent soaring to all-time highs following the April jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor—employers added 165,000 jobs for the month and unemployment fell to its lowest point since the end of 2008. The confidence of entrepreneurs is on the rise as well according to the latest Startup Confidence Index.

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Mark Marich
on May 06, 2013
Category:  General 
Economic Confidence Dips Among Entrepreneurs

The latest Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index points to a continuing decline in expectations for the U.S. economy. Almost 40 percent of startup owners believe the economy will deteriorate over the next 12 months, an increase from 36 percent in the second-quarter survey and 31 percent in the first-quarter. Not surprisingly, the number of entrepreneurs who were “somewhat confident” in future profitability dipped as well.

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Mark Marich
on September 17, 2012
Category:  General 
Confidence--and Some Mixed Signals--from Entrepreneurs

When we last checked in on the confidence level of entrepreneurs, most saw higher profits in their immediate future despite the fact that there was a considerable amount of uncertainty with the overall economic outlook for the next 12 months.

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Mark Marich
on April 09, 2012
Category:  General 
Entrepreneurs Optimistic About 2012

While economics bloggers are apparently a consistently gloomy bunch, it seems to make sense that entrepreneurs are by nature a bit more optimistic—tackling risk head on in pursuit of their dreams and ideas. That was the gist of the first Startup Confidence Index released recently by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom.

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Mark Marich
on February 27, 2012
Category:  General 
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