It should come as no surprise that more than three-quarters of Punny Money’s reading audience can’t be bothered to pick up pennies off the ground, according to the results of our previous reader poll. We are special people who only lower ourselves for coinage bearing Thomas Jefferson, FDR, George Washington, or perhaps Chuck E. Cheese.
Over the weekend I had a conversation with a couple of people looking to start their own business. As a business owner myself (Punny Money, among other ventures, is operated under an LLC), they were seeking input on how to get started. After giving them a few tips, I thought to myself, “Wow, it seems like everyone is starting their own business these days.” I tried to find out just how many people in the United States own their own business; the best I could come up with was a figure of 17 percent in the Dallas, Texas area.
I wonder if this 17 percent figure holds true for the rest of the country. Well, there’s only one way to find out. Punny Poll time!