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​
  • Median annual revenue of respondent company: US$5 million
  • Average number of employees at respondent company: 236
  • Average respondent age: 43

GLOBAL

In its eighth year, the Global Entrepreneur Indicator (GEI) is a twice-yearly gauge of the near-term global economic outlook that delivers data on job creation, profit outlook and access to capital, among other key metrics. The Entrepreneurs' Organization's February 2018 GEI—taken by 4,480 leading entrepreneurs—reveals the current state of 58 countries' business landscapes and economic health, among other statistics designed to identify economic trends, drive fiscal growth and strength​​en communities.

JOB CREATION

Entrepreneurs indicate increase in full-time staffing levels

REVENUE

ECONOMICS

of Entrepreneurs cite willingness to start a new business in the current economic environment.

FUNDING

of entrepreneurs found it difficult or very difficult to receive external funding in the past 6 months


ACCESS TO CAPITAL

Respondents report on access to funding opportunities during the past six months


PROFIT OUTLOOK

Business owners overwhelmingly optimistic about net profits in next six months


BUSINESS FOCUS

In the next 6 months, global entrepreneurs will be mainly focused on:


USA

In its eighth year, the 2018 Global Entrepreneur Indicator (GEI) is a twice-yearly gauge of the near-term global economic outlook that delivers data on job creation, profit outlook and access to capital, among other key metrics. The U.S. sampling of the Entrepreneurs' Organization's September GEI—taken by 1,851 leading entrepreneurs—reveals the current state of the U.S. business landscape and the country's economic health, among other statistics designed to identify economic trends, drive fiscal growth and strengthen communities.

JOB CREATION

Entrepreneurs indicate increase in full-time staffing levels

REVENUE

ECONOMICS

of Entrepreneurs cite willingness to start a new business in the current economic environment.

FUNDING

of entrepreneurs found it difficult or very difficult to receive external funding in the past 6 months


ACCESS TO CAPITAL

Respondents report on access to funding opportunities during the past six months


PROFIT OUTLOOK

Business owners overwhelmingly optimistic about net profits in next six months


BUSINESS FOCUS

In the next 6 months, global entrepreneurs will be mainly focused on:


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