entreprenuerAccording to a recent article on Mashable, 48% of Americans want to be entrepreneurs. That’s a very high percentage, considering how many people actually do it. If you think about your friends, are nearly half of them entrepreneurs? Probably not. The truth is, even if people dream about starting their own business or coming out with the latest product, many never end up feeling able to actually take the plunge and do it.

Being an entrepreneur sounds glamorous and fun. You get to act on your great ideas, spend time working on something that truly has meaning and fulfills you, and you get to work for yourself on your own time. It really doesn’t get better than that. Except that there is a lot more to it. There is the stress of having all of the responsibility of the business, the long hours you must put in in order to get it off the ground, the financial requirements and hurdles. It’s easy to see why a lot of people never get started.

But people should always go for their dreams. When people decide to set out on the entrepreneurial path, that is when new ideas come along and changes to the world as we know it begin. An entrepreneurial world provides progress and success. If someone has a great idea they should do whatever they can to go for it.

All you really need is an idea. This is what is a bit unclear – do 49% of Americans actually have a feasible entrepreneurial plan, or they just think it would be fun to be an entrepreneur? Because actually having a useful idea is the important part and also the hard part.

So if you have an idea, run with it! Go for it. Start your business and live your dreams. Yes it may be hard work, but it seems like you want it. It seems like almost half the people in America want it, and it’s not hard to see why. We should support that fact and support all those who want to get out from behind their desk and start a business. Start planning your new business today.