chapter  12
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How Many Business Start-ups?

Usingthedefinitionthatabusinessisamoney-makingactivitywithemployees,thenumberofbusinessstart-upsinthecountryinarecentyearwasestimated tobeabout800,000.However,whentheGallupOrganizationconductedapoll andallowedrespondentstodecidewhethertheyhadstartedabusiness(regardless ofwhethertherewereemployees),theestimatewasthattherewereabout 3,500,000businessstart-ups-that'smorethanfourtimesaslargeas800,000.