According to Moya K. Mason's research, 472 million entrepreneurs attempt to start 305 million companies, with ~100 million new businesses opening - each year. And according to the U.S. SBA's June 2015 Small Business Market Update, roughly 73% - 84% of jobs added Q1-Q3 2014 were by firms with 1-499 employees!
With so many startups and small businesses out there, what should your students consider when they're investigating where to work? What are indicators that the business could succeed and be the right fit for them, or perhaps that it's doomed to fail?
Here's your chance to ask the experts...
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