Did you know that less than 1% of all businesses in the U.S. currently are Deaf-owned? It is an uphill battle for those of us deaf who is trying to break through the barrier.
The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) is one of a few national surveys that regularly collects data identifying the American population of persons with hearing loss or deafness. Estimates from the SIPP indicate that fewer than 1 in 20 Americans are currently deaf or hard of hearing. In round numbers, nearly 10,000,000 persons are hard of hearing and close to 1,000,000 are deaf. More than half of all persons with hearing loss or deafness are 65 years or older and less than 4% are under 18 years of age.
Society in the USA, 1 in every 153,700.00 people own their own businesses. However 96.2% work for someone else hence being known as an employee. Individuals that own their own business are considered to be in an elite class of citizen. Statistics show that almost all small businesses fail within the first three years. Only 6.9% of all business succeed after three years and only 1.7% of all small business succeed after ten years. Small business ownership in America is reserved for only a select small group of highly intelligent and highly motivated people. Statistics from the US Corporations of America.