Although a great deal of research has been dedicated to the characteristics of entrepreneurs, a relatively small amount of research has focused on the factors affecting the transition of emerging entrepreneurs to firm birth. Virtually no studies have explored the role of Extension professionals in providing effective programs for entrepreneurs. Therefore, the objective of this research was to analyze the transition of emerging entrepreneurs to firm birth, noting the significant factors impacting movement beyond the gestation stage. Results from the model indicate that education significantly affects an entrepreneur's transition to firm birth and provide relevant information to Extension personnel.
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Peake, W. O., & Marshall, M. I. (2009). Uncovering What Helps Entrepreneurs Start Businesses: Lessons from Indiana. The Journal of Extension, 47(2), Article 7. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss2/7