Tremendous Growth in US Entrepreneurial Activity

These numbers certainly do exhibit robust growth in entrepreneurial/business activity from 2000 to 2005.
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Via the Small Business and Entrepreneurial Council

Other Small Business Facts:

Small business statistics highlighted in the 2005 Small Business FAQ include:

Small businesses represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms.

Over the past decade, small business net job creation fluctuated between 60 and 80 percent.

Small businesses generate more than 50 percent of the non-farm private gross domestic product (GDP).

Two-thirds of new employer establishments survive at least two years after start-up, and 44 percent survive at least four years.

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