Millennials came of age in a world of superstar entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs as well as TV Shows like Shark Tank. Many also saw their parents struggle with the economic downturn of the late 2000s and/or face layoffs from major corporations. Research shows that 61% of Millennials are committed to the idea of owning their own business because they believe that the best job security comes not from being employed by someone else but by yourself. That’s much higher than Baby Boomers (36%) and Generation X (40%).
Research also shows that young adults aren’t just dreaming of entrepreneurship. They are doing it. In one study of business owners, those between the ages of 20 and 35 had, on average, founded businesses at double the rate of those over the age of 50. Nearly 60% of Millennials in one survey said that with the right idea, financing and resources, they would start a business in the next year. In one study of 19- to 30-year-olds, 38% of respondents said they would pursue a promising startup opportunity rather than finish a traditional college degree. Other prospective entrepreneurs are in college and want to move forward as soon as possible on a great idea that sprouted there.
Funding is crucial to the success of any startup. Prepare 4 VC can help your small business raise capital more efficiently by finding the right investors and pitching them effectively. We help startups at any stage of development and partner with valuable funding sources. We take pride in our partnerships throughout the startup community and can offer exclusive opportunities to our clients. We can help you find the best funding for your success.
Whether you are looking for a coach to guide you through the fundraising process, strategy sessions, or just a quick redesign of your presentation before the big pitch, Prepare 4 VC has a solution for your startup. Let’s get started on your great idea today.