Person emptying wallet Young entrepreneurs should be asking themselves tough questions, such as whether they have a Plan B lest Plan A go awry, and whether they’re prepared to tough out the hungry days that come with a business startup.

Seventy percent of young adult jobseekers say they want the freedom of being their own boss rather than the job security of regular employment, and 53 percent say they’ll probably launch their own business in days to come.

That’s according to research conducted by MAVY Poll on behalf of the American Institute of CPAs, which checked out the employment prospects of millennials who either graduated from college in the last 24 months or will do so in the next 12 months and are presently looking for work—those “young adult job seekers” mentioned above.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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