The good news is the American entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. The not-so-good news is logistics doesn't seem to be a field where that spirit is being channeled.
A survey released in mid-June by The UPS Store, the back-office unit of UPS Inc., found that 48 percent of respondents dream of starting a business, and 71 percent of small-business owners said they would start their business all over again today if they could. However, only 2 percent of those polled said they would start a business in the logistics field. More popular choices were restaurants (the most commonly cited type of business) and "clothing/apparel," according to the survey.
The survey was conducted in early May among about 1,500 consumers and more than 200 small-business owners.