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.
Entrepreneurs indicate increase in full-time staffing levels
of Entrepreneurs cite willingness to start a new business in the current economic environment.
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
Business owners overwhelmingly optimistic about net profits in next six months
In the next 6 months, global entrepreneurs will be mainly focused on: