Majority Have Thought About Starting Their Own Business
A recent online poll in Memphis suggests more people are consider starting their own business.
The vast majority of those taking part in a Memphis Business Journal online poll said they have considered starting their own business in the past year.
68 percent of those who responded said they have had urges to go it alone to one degree or another.
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At least one reader said that only through working for themselves will they feel compensated for their real value.
"I have worked for a large corporation for 29 years. Sadly, it has taken me that long to realize that I will never make the money I am worth as long as I'm working for someone else," they wrote. "We experience more and more losses to attrition, are completely overworked, and are told over and over again how we need to cut spending. . . Meanwhile, our execs are making millions upon millions of dollars with stupendous stock options. I blame myself for getting sucked in to the cycle. To rectify my mistake, I must look at options for starting my own business."