Owning your own business can be a very rewarding experience. Conducting diligent research prior to venturing into entrepreneurship, utilizing available resources, and keeping a close eye on the financial picture will enhance your chances of operating at a profitable level. The U.S. Small Business Administration classifies a small business as a venture with fewer than 500 employees. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, that accounts for 99.7% of all businesses in the United States.
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