HowStuffWorks wrote a great article on how to make a million dollars. It’s a collection of posts that look at what it really takes to make the mill, or create financial freedom for yourself.
Most interesting, for me, was the reference to a Business.com article called Upping the Odds of Startup Success. Here they debunk the ‘myth’ that 9 out of 10 businesses fail in the US; which is a stat that is widely quoted and possibly counts for many ventures never being pursued.
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Business Tracking Series show about 65 percent of new businesses still operating after four years. And a recent study estimates that only 10 percent of the nation’s 5.5 million small businesses (not counting solo operators) close each year.
Couple that with HowStuffWorks’ simple run down of investing and pursuing goals and you’ll start thinking to yourself: Why aren’t I doing this?
How To Make A Million Dollars – [HowStuffWorks]
Upping the Odds of Startup Success – [Business.com]