Entrepreneurs and their businesses drive
the global business landscape.

Entrepreneurs and their businesses drive the global business landscape. Tomorrow’s jobs and innovations begin with today’s business owners. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Entrepreneur Indicator taps into the minds of the world’s leading business owners to identify trends in the world economy.

The Global Entrepreneur Indicator. Where the world’s leading entrepreneurs share their thoughts on the global economy. A snapshot of the survey sample:

  • Every respondent is the founder of a business with at least US$1 million in annual revenues
  • Average annual revenue of respondent company: US$59.7 million
  • Average number of employees at respondent company: 232
  • Average respondent age: 42
Firms Experiencing an Increase in Net Profit
Forecast At-a-Glance
  • 100
    80
    60
    40
    20
  • 59%
    November 2010
  • 62%
    November 2011
  • 59%
    November 2012
  • 61%
    November 2013
  • 61%
    April 2014
  • 81%
    Coming 6 Months (Predicted)
Globally, the percent of entrepreneurs worldwide who reported increased profits in the 6 months preceding the survey.
Firms Creating of Full-Time Jobs
Forecast At-a-Glance
  • 100
    80
    60
    40
    20
  • 52%
    November 2010
  • 59%
    November 2011
  • 56%
    November 2012
  • 56%
    November 2013
  • 55%
    April 2014
  • 67%
    Coming 6 Months (Predicted)
Globally, the percent of entrepreneurs worldwide who increased headcount in the six months preceding the survey.
Predictions on Economy (coming 6 months)
Forecast At-a-Glance
  • 100
    80
    60
    40
    20
  • 84%
    Global
  • 84%
    LAC
  • 87%
    Canada
  • 88%
    USA
  • 71%
    South Asia
  • 80%
    Asia Pacific
  • 82%
    Europe / Middle East
Percent of entrepreneurs who expect the economy to improve or hold steady in the coming six months, both globally and by region.

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