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February 10, 2011


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Do you have statistics for those who are currently employed and has their own small-time business? I know a few friends who are working for a company and have their own business.


"In January, there were 14.5 million self-employed workers in the U.S. with 5.2 million incorporated and 9.3 million unincorporated" Isn't that great? I'm a self-employed worker and that is much better than having a boss which is always dissatisfied with your work.


Great post! My parents are self-employed, and they are not incorporated.


Great article backed by stats! I've often wondered how the Labor Dept calculates those who work for themselves and report self-earned wages. I think this shows that self-employment is more important to the US economy than many would have thought, and that small business owners really do make this economy turn around.


A lot of self-employed people are also stand alone workers whom of which need co incorporation as a sole entity. Entrepreneurs like myself for the most part like to keep things simple.

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