: The Great Resignation has led to a wave of self-startups, especially in the Southeast

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The Great Resignation not only has liberated workers from their employers but it has led to a boom in small businesses across the nation, especially in the Southeast. New business creation is more than 50% higher than it was pre-pandemic as U.S. entrepreneurs look to take advantage at a time when it is less costly to start a small business and many employees eschew a return to the office.