DATA & RESEARCH

Did You Know*

72% of high school students want to start a business some day.

By 2020, over 40% of the workforce will be or will have been self-employed and it's a rapidly growing trend.

More than 3.2 million full time independent workers make over $100,000 annually.


37% or 4 out of 10 Americans have a side hustle.

78% of independents plan to as an independent 
(63%) or build a 
larger business 
(15%).


Over 3 million jobs were created by  self-employed business owners

*means data sources are cited below

What is a Solopreneur?

The best way to describe a “Solopreneur” is that you work for yourself, create and live your own vision and embody your own brand. You collaborate and form partnerships (and your own personal team) with like-minded solopreneurs. You outsource all the stuff you don’t want to do – and almost everything is automated. Eventually, you can work the hours you choose and the money still keeps rolling in. And more importantly, “Solopreneur” firms DO grow beyond one person to include more like-minded professionals.

Solopreneurs grow to become entrepreneurs who create jobs and opportunities!

Our Research Reports

Exploring the Role of Target Evolution in Conjunction with Contingent Work

This report explains our role in improving economic mobility utilizing self-employment (or The Gig Economy), as a methodology for teaching entrepreneurship to teens, resulting in improved overall outcomes.

Sample Student Report

Every month we create Student Progress Reports, which provide overviews on how well students are performing in every section of our curriculum. We conduct surveys and use the data to improve our program and measure our results and impact. The eight areas we measure include:

  • Attendance
  • Graduation Rates
  • Class Grades
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • SAT/ACT Scores
  • GPS
  • College Acceptance Rate
  • Business and Personal Income

*Data Sources

1. https://www.ngpf.org/blog/entrepreneurship/question-of-the-day-what-percent-of-high-school-students-want-to-start-their-own-business/
2. https://smallbiztrends.com/2016/11/startup-statistics-small-business.html
3. https://www.bankrate.com/pdfs/pr/20180625-side-hustles.pdf
4. https://www.forbes.com/sites/elainepofeldt/2017/06/13/new-study-why-self-employment-keeps-accelerating/#faf9c296ac84
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/10/22/national-trends-in-self-employment-and-job-creation/