Millennials: It’s time to start a small business. You know you want to be your own boss, and there’re lots of great small business ideas out there.

Millennials — those born between 1982 and the 2000s according to the Census Bureau — have good reasons to consider striking out on their own.     


Why? Because many Millennials came of age around the time of the Great Recession, when the economy fell off a cliff. They entered the job market when jobs were scarce, leading to lower pay and, often, less desirable jobs.

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