May Startup Sentiment Index™ Shows Over 74% of Aspiring Business Owners Expect to Start Up Within The Next 6 Months

Entrepreneurs who agree or strongly agree that “now is a good time to start a business” reached 67% in May, up from April’s reading at 65.4% of respondents, and the second-highest in 11 months. compiles monthly the Small Business Startup Sentiment Index™ (SSI) of individuals who have recently inquired about businesses for sale.
The most recent Startup Sentiment Index™ survey was conducted May 20-27, 2021, as U.S. adult vaccination rates approached 63% and states relaxed business and travel restrictions as the Memorial Day holiday weekend approached.
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“Evidence continues to mount for a boomlet in startups before year end,” says Hunter Stokes, president of FranchiseVentures. “And the next wave of entrepreneurs are leaving full-time jobs or adding to existing business ventures to achieve their personal goals.”
Download a copy of the May 2021 SSI report here. See excerpts from prior SSI™ surveys and subscribe to receive the Small Business Startup Sentiment Index™ monthly report when it is released.
The Small Business Startup Sentiment Index™ is based on a monthly survey of individuals who have recently inquired about businesses or franchises for sale on the digital assets of FranchiseVentures.
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