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9/22/2011 - Poll: Nearly 80 percent would like to start own business

Many people would like to start their own business.

A new survey indicates that a considerable number of Americans would leave their current job and start their own business if they had the financial resources to do so. Conducted by polling company Harris Interactive, nearly 77% of respondents said they would leave their current position to become an independent entrepreneur.

When asked why they would want to make a career change, the respondents listed a variety of reasons, such as the ability to set their own hours, spend more time with loved ones, not having to deal with a daily commute. The survey was performed online and questioned 2,220 U.S. adults 18 years of age and older, 1,272 of whom were employed.

Should the respondents make good on their wish and start their own business venture, business insurance should be a top priority.

"One of the biggest mistakes businessowners make is that they don't buy the right type of insurance and often have gaps in their coverage," said Loretta Worters, vice president of the Insurance Information Institute.

Prospective businessowners may want to contact an insurance agent to get an estimate to ensure their business is protected. To learn more about business insurance from Selective, click here.  

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