Startups Planned for First Quarter of 2022 Reach Highest in Twelve Months

Almost two-thirds of entrepreneurs (62.2%) agree or strongly agree that “now is a good time to start a business” in November 2021, a second month of descent from September’s high at 73.4%. Aspiring owners who anticipate starting their businesses in the “2-3 months out” range reached the highest level since October 2020 when the Delta variant emerged. Moreover, 84.6% of these aspiring owners see business conditions about the same or getting better in the next three months according to the Small Business Startup Sentiment Index™ by
The most recent Startup Sentiment Index™ survey was conducted November 23-30, spanning the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend as well as the breaking news and financial market reaction to the Omicron variant. The survey is conducted monthly using data compiled from individuals who have recently inquired about businesses or franchises for sale on the digital assets of FranchiseVentures. 
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“The benefits of business ownership have never been more apparent,” says Hunter Stokes, president of FranchiseVentures. “Entrepreneurs want to control their own destinies, and gain the financial rewards and flexibility that business ownership offers.”
Download a copy of the November 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.
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