Sometimes you start your career with what feels like a clear intention. Hard work? Check. Great education? Double check. Impressive companies on your résumé. Triple check!

And even with all that, the unexpected can happen. Actually for most people, the unexpected will happen. Life is sure to throw you a number of curveballs along the way, whether it’s health troubles, family crises, or changes in your profession. Or maybe one day you get real with yourself, and you acknowledge that you’re just not feeling the path you chose. For some people, the curveballs make starting a business an attractive idea.

The rate of new entrepreneurs starting businesses ...

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