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‘I didn’t want to wait any longer.’ Meet three entrepreneurs who quit during the ‘Great Resignation’ to start their own businesses

Published February 02, 2022

The “Great Resignation” has workers leaving their jobs in droves. Yet they aren’t all looking for a new company to work for — many have opted to go into business for themselves.

In fact, there was a surge in new business formation last year, with applications hitting a record 5.4 million, according to the Census Bureau.

Chelsea Kidd, 34, was one of those who walked away to strike out on her own. It was something she had prepared for while she was still working, developing her plans with SCORE, a program that offers mentoring and educational sessions for entrepreneurs.

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