10 Facts About Entrepreneurs That May Surprise You

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Picture the average entrepreneur and you probably think of someone young, living the ramen noodles lifestyle, working a crazy number of hours -- and often sleeping under the desk. At least that’s what Dharmesh Shah, co-founder of HubSpot and frequent angel investor, imagined.

In some ways he was right, but in others he (and probably you) were way off. “The Anatomy of an Entrepreneur,” a Kauffman Industry report based on a survey of 549 company founders across a variety of industries, includes a number of surprising findings Dharmesh shared with me. And, if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, the report also offers hope that there’s still a time – and a place – for you. -- Jeff Haden