Although entrepreneurship activity has steadily been increasing over the years, its pace in the U.S. has picked up significantly again since 2008. To some extent, this is connected with the recession. According to a recent article in the Washington Post, entrepreneurship among college students is indeed on the rise due to the poor economy.
On the other hand, more people are also starting to embrace the advantages brought about by being an entrepreneur. According to an article that came out in US News, entrepreneurship is among the top five fields of interest among prospective MBA students. As a result, an increasing number of colleges and universities are now offering entrepreneurship courses. The same Washington Post article reports that the number of entrepreneurship-related programs has actually “quadrupled” since 1985.
You might be amazed to find out that quite a number have achieved significant successes while even at a young age. Some of these young entrepreneurs, as cited in an article by Junior Biz, are less than 16 years of age!