Infographic: U.S. Startup Activity Declined in 2011 : Under30CEO Infographic: U.S. Startup Activity Declined in 2011 : Under30CEO
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Infographic: U.S. Startup Activity Declined in 2011

| March 20, 2012 | 4 Comments

Yesterday the Kauffman Foundation released the “Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity”, an annual indicator of new business in the United States. While 2011 saw a decline in startup activity, levels are still high compared to data over the past 16 years.  The highest activity was among 45-54 year olds but our young entrepreneurs still held strong with increased activity compared to other age groups.

Infographic via Kauffman Foundation

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  • http://twitter.com/ColinDigital Colin Cronin

    Without knowing more details it’s hard to say, but this could also be an indicator of something good as well. After all, the goal of most startups is to make it PAST the startup stage and grow into profitable companies. Startups from past years may have done just that and thus would no longer be measured in startup activity. New business activity is always a great thing, but so is activity from established brands that are contributing to stable and long-term economic and job growth.

  • http://twitter.com/ColinDigital Colin Cronin

    Without knowing more details it’s hard to say, but this could also be an indicator of something good as well. After all, the goal of most startups is to make it PAST the startup stage and grow into profitable companies. Startups from past years may have done just that and thus would no longer be measured in startup activity. New business activity is always a great thing, but so is activity from established brands that are contributing to stable and long-term economic and job growth.

  • http://EntreRev.com/ Young Entrepreneur Network

    That’s interesting that the number of new immigrant entrepreneurs doubled. Could be that with higher than usual unemployment, more immigrants looked to entrepreneurship as the means to achieving the American dream rather than employment.

  • http://under30ceo.com MattWilsontv

    I really wonder if they differentiate here between startups / small businesses who are opening.  My definition of a startup is a company that does is still experimenting with different revenue models ie: tech startups, or a pre-revenue energy startup.  Most SMB’s ie a coffee shop, know how to make money…