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Zero Sales Entrepreneurs


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Category: Analysis

Description: Analysis of SCF data suggest that 9% - 12% of entrepreneurial businesses registered no sales. This rate has been stable over the past several decades.


This analysis shows that between 9% and 12% of actively-managed household businesses registered no sales. In essence, around one tenth of entrepreneurial enterprises don't sell anything. This analysis is the first in a series that is interested in the concept of "paper entrepreneurs" -- those whom we conventionally classify as "entrepreneurs" but whose businesses show little to no evidence of e...


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